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Dr. Gordon Schiff is a general internist and Associate Director of Brigham and Women’s Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Quality and Safety Director for the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care Before coming to Harvard in 2007, he worked for 3 decades at Chicago's Cook County Hospital where he was professor of Medicine at Rush Medical School and PI of the AHRQ Developmental Center for Patient Safety Research Project focusing on diagnostic errors. He headed the AHRQ PROMISES (Proactive Reduction in Outpatient Malpractice: Improving Safety Efficiency and Satisfaction) malpractice and patient safety improvement project. He was an invited expert and reviewer for the 2015 National Academy of Medicine Report: Improving Diagnosis in Health Care. He was PI on a recent FDA CPOE Medication Safety project and White paper, and led the AHRQ-Brigham medication safety HIT CERT CEDAR (Calling for Earlier Detection of Adverse Reactions) Project and a new AHRQ HIT Safety project to enhance electronic prescribing safety by incorporating the drug indication into the prescription order. He is PI on a grant to study issues related to professional-patient boundaries and breakdowns in physician patient relationships funded by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Medical Humanism. He chairs the editorial board of Medical Care, and is on editorial board of the Journal Public Health Policy and BMJ Quality and Safety in Healthcare.
Aileen Wright is an internal medicine resident in primary care at Brigham and Women’s hospital. She received her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine. Her research interests are in systems improvement, medical informatics, and opioid safety.