Ivankova, Nataliya V., PhD



Associate Professor, Department of Health Services Administration

University of Alabama at Birmingham
SHP 560
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham Alabama 35294-0113

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Phone: (205) 996-2422

Fax: (205) 975-6608

Nataliya V. Ivankova, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her PhD in Administration, Curriculum, and Instruction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in 2004. During her doctoral studies at UNL, she worked as Research Scientist and Research Projects Coordinator in the Office of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research. Her expertise is in qualitative inquiry, mixed methods research, action research, and their applications in social, behavioral, and health sciences. Dr. Ivankova is nationally and internationally recognized for her empirical and methodological work in qualitative and mixed methods research across disciplines. Her numerous scholarly publications helped provide a methodological foundation for social and health sciences researchers in designing and conducting mixed methods studies, adding participants’ voices to traditional clinical trials and experimental designs. Her long-standing interest is in the use of mixed methods in community-based participatory action research, implementation science and translational research, which resulted in the book Mixed Methods Applications in Action Research: From Methods to Community Action (2015, Sage Publications). Dr. Ivankova teaches graduate level research methods courses in conventional and online learning environments. She also mentors doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty in their qualitative and mixed methods research, and serves as consultant, co-investigator, and methodologist on federally and state funded research projects. Dr. Ivankova is a founding Co-editor of Sages’ Mixed Methods Research Series, which includes practically focused books in mixed methods research. She also serves as Qualitative Research Editor for the American Journal of Health Behavior and Associate Editor for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. She is Past-chair of Special Interest Group Mixed Methods Research with American Educational Research Association (AERA), and is a Chair of Marketing & Communication Committee for the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA). She also serves on the Board of Directors for Horizons School (post-secondary institution for young adults with learning difficulties).