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Katherine Dontje

  • Associate professor


PhD, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
MSN, Michigan State University 
BSN, Michigan State University 

Interest Areas:

Interprofessional education
Prmary care
Care coordination
Shared decision making


Dontje, K. (2018). Individualized Approach to Hypertension Management through Shared Decision Making. Advances in Family Practice Nursing.

Campbell, D. & Dontje, K. (2018). Implementing Bedside Handoff in the Emergency Department: A Practice Improvement Project. Journal of Emergency Nursing.

Policicchio, J. & Dontje, K. (2017). Diabetes training for community health workers on an American Indian reservation. Public Health Nurs. 1(8). DOI: 10.1111/phn.1237

Corser, W., Dontje, K., Neuberger, M., Chant, E., & Keskimaki, A. (Fall 2017). Reformatting “After Visit Patient Summaries”: A patient perspective. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI),21(3), Available at

Kelly-Blake, K. Olomu, A., Dwamena, F., Dontje, K., Henry, R., Rovner, D., Rothert, M. & Holmes-Rovner, M. (2015). Development of a communication skills based workshop for Shared Decision-Making (SDM)., European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare,3 (4):529-542.


Dontje, K. (2014-2018). Education to Promote Interprofessional Collaborative Care, Health Resources and Service Administration. (Budget $711,000).Funded

Dontje, K., Corser, B., Neuberger, M. (2013-2014). Patients Examination of Office Visit Patient Preferences for Clinical Summary Content, Michigan Department of Community Health (Supported).

Dontje, K., Corser, B., Holzmen, G, (2012-2013). Patients’ Perception of Web Portal, Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Psi ($500) also supported by Michigan Department of Community Health: Health Information Technology Grant

Dontje, K. & Forrest, K. (2007-2008). Partners in Care: Group Health Care Visits, Blue Cross Blue Shield Incentives to Care Initiative through HealthTeam Quality Council, ($15,000) Funded

Bartz, C.(2006-2008). Evaluating Client Satisfaction within Community Nursing Centers” in cooperation with the National Nursing Center Consortium Research Network. Agency for Health and Research Quality, ($110,000). (Dontje, K. Site Investigator)