Albert W. Wu

Albert W. Wu is Professor of Health Policy & Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with joint appointments in Epidemiology, International Health, Medicine and Surgery, and the Carey Business School.  His research and teaching focus on patient outcomes and quality of care.  He is director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research, the PhD in Health Services Research, and the Certificate program in Quality, Patient Safety & Outcomes Research. He received BA and MD degrees from Cornell University, completed Internal Medicine residency at Mount Sinai Hospital and UC San Diego, and received an MPH from UC Berkeley. He has studied the handling of adverse events and patient safety since 1988, and has published over 370 papers on safety, quality of care and patient outcomes.  He coined the term “Second Victim” in 2000, and co-directs the RISE (Resilience in Stressful Events) staff support program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and for the Maryland Patient Safety Center.  He was a member of the Institute of Medicine committee on identifying and preventing medication errors, and was Senior Adviser for Patient Safety to WHO in Geneva.  He is a core member of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety, and Associate Editor for the Journal of Patient Safety.  He edited the Joint Commission book “The Value of Close Calls in Improving Patient Safety, and is a member of the National Quality Forum Patient Safety Standing committee.  He maintains a clinical practice in general internal medicine.  On Twitter he is @withyouDrWu