Jacqueline Cheryl Stocking, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.N. for UC Davis Health

Jacqueline Cheryl Stocking, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.N.

Vice Chair for Patient Quality and Safety

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Jacqueline Cheryl Stocking is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Quality Improvement

Critical Care


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

Patient Support Services Building

Patient Support Services Building - Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
4150 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-8230

Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


Clinic Fax


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Stocking does not see patents in a clinical environment at UC Davis.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Stocking is an internationally recognized expert in critical care transport and quality improvement/patient safety.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Stocking's research focuses on predictive modeling of adverse hospital outcomes and critical care quality improvement.


Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.A., Biology, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA 1989

Undergraduate School

A.S., Nursing, University of the State of New York, Albany NY 1992

Other School

M.B.A., Business Administration, Madison University, Gulfport MS 2007

Other School

Ph.D., Nursing Science and Health Care Leadership, UC Davis, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, Sacramento CA 2017

Other School

M.S.N., Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix, Phoenix AZ 1999

ACGME Review Committee for Internal Medicine Member Appreciation Letter from Thomas Nasca, MD, MACP - President and CEO, 2019, 2020, 2021

Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) - Barbara A. Hess Research and Education Award, 2019

Patient and Medication Safety Award for VTE Prevention (team award) - Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), 2015

Chief of Staff Award for Improving Quality and Safety - UC Davis, 2015

Dean’s Team Award for Excellence as a member of the Interprofessional Critical Incident Response team (I-CIRT) and mentor for the physician lead - UC Davis, 2012

Wilcox SR, Wax RS, Meyer MT, Stocking JC, Baez AA, Cohen J, Moss MM, Frakes MA, Scruth EA, Weir WB, Zonies D, Guyette FX, Kaplan LJ, Cannon JW. Interfacility Transport of Critically Ill Patients. Crit Care Med. 2022 Oct 1;50(10):1461-1476. doi:10.1097/CCM.0000000000005639. Epub 2022 Sep 12. PMID:36106970.

Johl K, Okamoto D, Chia C, Schmidt K, Stocking J. Not Yet Safe Enough: Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Curriculum. ATS Sch. 2022 Aug 4;3(3):501-503. doi:10.34197/ats-scholar.2022-0044LE. PMID:36312800.

Stocking JC, Drake C, Aldrich JM, Ong MK, Amin A, Marmor RA, Godat L, Cannesson M, Gropper MA, Romano PS, Sandrock C, Bime C, Abraham I, Utter GH. Outcomes and risk factors for delayed-onset postoperative respiratory failure: a multi-center case-control study by the University of California Critical Care Research Collaborative (UC3RC). BMC Anesthesiol. 2022 May 14;22(1):146. doi:10.1186/s12871-022-01681-x. PMID:35568812.

Esslinger JL, Parrigin SL, Grand A, Bronow KD, Stocking JC. The Roles and Contributions of Certified transport Registered Nurses in Critical Care Ground Transport Today. Air Medical Journal. 2022 Mar/Apr;41(2): 175-187. doi:10.1016/j.amj.2021.12.002.

Stocking JC, Drake C, Aldrich JM, Ong MK, Amin A, Marmor RA, Godat L, Cannesson M, Gropper MA, Romano PS, Utter GH. Risk Factors Associated With Early Postoperative Respiratory Failure: A Matched Case-Control Study. J Surg Res. 2021 May;261:310-319. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2020.12.043. Epub 2021 Jan 20. PMID:33485087.

Stocking JC, Sandrock C, Fitall E, Hall KK, Gale B. AHRQ PSNet Annual Perspective: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Patient Safety in partnership with IMAPQ International Contract. AHRQ PSNet 2020 Annual Perspective on Safety. 2021 Mar 30. https://psnet.ahrq.gov/perspective/ahrq-psnet-annual-perspective-impact-covid-19-pandemic-patientsafety

Stocking JC, Utter GH, Drake C, Aldrich JM, Ong MK, Amin A, Marmor RA, Godat L, Cannesson M, Gropper MA, Romano PS. Postoperative respiratory failure: An update on the validity of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicator 11 in an era of clinical documentation improvement programs. Am J Surg. 2020 Jul;220(1):222-228. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.11.019. Epub 2019 Nov 14. PMID:31757440.

Fazio S, Stocking J, Kuhn B, Doroy A, Blackmon E, Young HM, Adams JY. How much do hospitalized adults move? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Appl Nurs Res. 2020 Feb;51:151189. doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2019.151189. Epub 2019 Sep 3. PMID:31672262

Molla M, Warren DS, Stewart SL, Stocking J, Johl H, Sinigayan V. A Lean Six Sigma Quality Improvement Project Improves Timeliness of Discharge from the Hospital. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018 Jul;44(7):401-412. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.02.006. Epub 2018 May 28. PMID:30008352.

Frakes MA, High K, Stocking J. Transport nurse safety practices, perceptions, and experiences: the air and surface transport nurses association survey. Air Med J. 2009 Sep-Oct;28(5):250-5. doi:10.1016/j.amj.2009.04.001. PMID:19748450.