Irina Tokareva, R.N., B.S.N, M.A.S., CPHQ
Quality Measurement Clinician Researcher

Irina Tokareva is an accomplished healthcare professional with extensive experience in quality management and improvement, patient safety, clinical outcomes data and measurement analysis, medical/health continuing education, patient safety and regulatory compliance. 

Irina analyzes testing data for clinical research with a focus on quality measurement and improvement. She supports national and statewide applied healthcare quality measure development research and provides advanced clinical expertise to support inpatient clinical quality measure development, measure testing/validation and implementation. Additionally, Irina represents CHPR research teams before state and federal health agencies. 

Prior to joining CHPR in 2022, Irina held various positions at Stanford University and Stanford Health Care.

Skill Set

  • Quality management/performance improvement
  • Patient safety
  • Postgraduate medical education (ACCME)
  • Regulatory compliance (Joint Commission, CMS, DPHHS)
  • Clinical outcomes data and measurement analysis (Hospital compare, Leapfrog, NSQIP, HEDIS)
  • Health promotion

Research Interests

  • Quality improvement
  • Patient safety
  • Health care access
  • Pay-for-performance measures


  • Instructional Design for Educators Program, University of California, Santa Clara
  • Green Belt Six Sigma Certification
  • M.A.S., Healthcare Administration, University of California, San Diego
  • B.S., Nursing, College of Nursing, Odessa, Ukraine


  • Implementation of a two-specimen requirement for verification of ABO/Rh for blood transfusion. TRANSFUSION Goodnough, L. T., Viele, M., Fontaine, M. J., Jurado, C., Stone, N., Quach, P., Chua, L., Chin, M., Scott, R., Tokareva, I., Tabb, K., Sharek, P. J.2009; 49 (7): 1321-1328.
  • Developing More Effective Means of Achieving Improved Performance among Practicing Physicians through Use of Metric Based Quality Improvement Focused Curricula, Pedagogical Innovation and Simulated and Immersive Learning. PFIZER.
  • Impact of mortality reviews on supportive care utilization, end-of-life care, and inpatient mortality. JOURNAL Of CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, no. 31, suppl (November 01, 2019) 45-45.
  • Improving and sustaining a reduction in iatrogenic pneumothorax through a multifaceted quality-improvement approach JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL MEDICINE Shieh, L., Go, M., Gessner, D., Chen, J. H., Hopkins, J., Maggio, P.2015; 10 (9): 599-607 (correction of co-authorship is pending).