Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 11:30AM-1:30PM
University Club, Ballroom A
Speaker: Rear Admiral Jeffrey Brady, United States Public Health Service
Nick Castle, professor, Pitt Public Health Policy and Management Department
Tami Minnier, chief quality officer, UPMC; executive director for the Beckwith Institute
About the Speaker
Jeffrey Brady has served since 2014 as the director of the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), whose mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is as a member of the AHRQ Senior Leadership Team and leads a part of the Agency that conducts several AHRQ programs, including patient safety research, healthcare-associated infections prevention, patient safety organization programs, the National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Report (NHQDR) program, and the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) program.
Before moving to AHRQ in December 2006, Brady served as a medical officer and clinical reviewer for the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Vaccines, as a medical epidemiologist for the Department of Defense, and as a primary care physician in the U.S. Navy.
Brady attended the Medical College of Georgia, completed internship training in internal medicine at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California, and earned a master’s degree in public health from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed the Navy’s General Preventive Medicine Residency, also at USUHS, and is board-certified in public health and general preventive medicine.
In this short video “Making Health Care Safer,” Jeff Brady discusses moving toward a safer health care system.