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Center for the Advancement of Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety (CAHQS)



Scientific Partners:

Prof. Sir Liam Donaldson, M.D. (United Kingdom)
Emphasis: healthcare quality and patient safety
Background: 15th Chief Medical Officer for England; principal advisor to the United Kingdom Government and the National Health Service (NHS) on health matters; received knighthood in recognition of his achievements in global health and health care; foundation chair of the World Alliance for Patient Safety; now WHO Envoy for Patient Safety, Chancellor of Newcastle University, and Chair of Health Policy at Imperial College London.

Prof. Albert Wu, M.D. (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA)
Emphasis: patient outcomes, quality of care
Background: Professor of Health Policy & Management; Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research, the PhD program in Health Services Research, and the Certificate program in Quality, Patient Safety & Outcomes Research; published over 370 papers on safety, quality of care and patient outcomes; co-directs the RISE (Resilience in Stressful Events) staff support program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Maryland Patient Safety Center; member of the Institute of Medicine committee on medication errors; Senior Adviser for Patient Safety to the WHO; clinical internal medicine practitioner.

Prof. John Øvretveit, Ph.D. (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)
Emphasis: healthcare quality, implementation science
Background: Director of Research and Professor of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation, and Evaluation; board member of the Joint Commission Resources/International; advisor since 1995 to The Netherlands Health Service Research Council; recipient of the 2014 Avedis Donabedian international quality award; published over 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers and books that have been translated into nine languages; won 6 book awards.

Prof. Marcia Childress, Ph.D. (University of Virginia, USA)
Emphasis: medical education, medical ethics and law
Background: Professor of Medical Education; Director of the Program in Humanities within the School of Medicine's Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities; instructs UV’s yearlong Law School seminar in ethical values; oversees elective courses in humanities disciplines and other educational programming in medical humanities; directs the School of Medicine's weekly public forum on medicine and society.

Prof. Todd Little, Ph.D. (Texas Tech University, USA) 
Emphasis: innovative research methods, analyses of large and complex data sets
Background: Professor of Educational Psychology; founding director of the Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis and Policy (IMMAP); founded, organizes, and teaches in the internationally renowned ‘Stats Camps’; has given over 150 workshops and talks on methodology topics around the world; published Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling in 2013; edited five books related to methodology including the Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods and the Guildford Handbook of Developmental Research Methods; principal investigator on over 30 grants and contracts.