Schumacher's research focuses on rural health, health care quality improvement, and program evaluation. Overarching themes include the role of social determinants of health in creating and perpetuating health disparities, approaches to teaching medical students and clinical faculty quality improvement methodologies, and evaluating public health programs.
In the News
Presents the results of research examining the extent to which children in counties with a high prevalence of school readiness risk factors have access to quality early childhood education and child care. Implications for policy and resource allocation are discussed.
Documents the process of developing the Oklahoma School Readiness Risk Index (SRRI), which ranks counties according to index scores and groups them into four risk levels, ranging from high to low risk.