MD, Cornell University, 1984
MPH, University of California
His research and teaching focus on patient outcomes and quality of care.
He was among the first to measure quality of life outcomes in people with HIV. He was one of the founders of the Outcomes Committe of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group of the NIH ACTG. He developed the MOS-HIV Health Survey, a leading measure of health related quality of life for people with HIV that is used widely in international trials and research studies.
He has studied the handling of medical errors since 1988, and has published influential papers including “Do house officers learn from their mistakes” (JAMA 1991), “Medical error: the second victim” (BMJ, 2000). He was a member of the Institute of Medicine committee on Preventing Medication Errors, and Senior Adviser to the World Health Organization Patient Safety program in Geneva from 2007-2009. He leads the Armstrong Institute center for measures of quality of care and patient safety.
He was director of the AHRQ-funded Hopkins DEcIDE center for comparative effectiveness research from 2005-2013. He is co-developer of PatientViewpoint, a web portal to link patient reported outcomes to the Electronic Health Record.
He is a practicing general internist.
Honors and Awards
New York Festivals: Film and Video: Health Care Professional Education 2006 - Bronze World Medal for 'Removing Insult From Injury: Disclosing Adverse Events.’
ISI Highly Cited 2007.
Fellow of the American College of Physicians, 2010
Delta Omega honor society, 2012
Outstanding Faculty Award. Student Association, Department of Health Policy and Management, 2013
Ernest Lyman Stebbins Medal. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2016