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Sallie J. Weaver, M.H.S., M.S., Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests: Teamwork processes, organizational system factors, and interventions designed to optimize patient safety

Background

Sallie J. Weaver, PhD, is an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Weaver holds an appointment with the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality where her stream of research focuses on organizational factors that influence team performance and interventions designed to optimize patient safety and quality of care. This includes a particular focus organizational culture, multi-team systems, and leadership.

Dr. Weaver also currently serves as a Faculty Advisor for Training and Development within the Armstrong Institute and is supporting efforts to build capacity in patient safety and quality leadership across Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Her work appears in peer reviewed outlets including the Annals of Internal Medicine, Academic Medicine, The Joint Commission Journal on Quality & Patient Safety, and the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.

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Titles

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Education

Degrees

  • B.S., Florida State University (Florida) (2006)
  • M.S., University of Central Florida (Florida) (2008)
  • Ph.D., University of Central Florida (Florida) (2011)
  • M.H.S., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2016)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Weaver’s stream of research focuses on organizational factors that influence team performance and interventions designed to optimize patient safety and quality of care. This includes a particular focus organizational culture, teamwork processes within and between teams, and leadership.

Selected Publications

Weaver SJ, Che X, Pronovost PJ, Goeschel CA, Kosel KC, Rosen MA. Improving patient safety and care quality: A multi-team system perspective. In: Salas E, Rico R, Shuffler Porter M., eds. Pushing the boundaries: Multiteam systems in research & practice (Research on managing groups and teams, vol. 16). Bingley, UK: Emerald; 2014: 35-60.

Weaver SJ, Weeks K, Pham JC, Pronovost PJ. On the CUSP: Stop BSI: Evaluating the relationship between CLABSI rates and patient safety climate profiles. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Oct;42(10 Suppl):S203-8. PMID: 25239711.

Weaver SJ, Dy SM, Rosen MA. Team-training in healthcare: A narrative synthesis of the literature. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 May;23(5):359-72.PMID: 24501181.

Weaver SJ, Lubomski LH, Wilson RF, Pfoh ER, Martinez KA, Dy SM. Promoting a culture of safety as a patient safety strategy: A systematic review. Ann of Intern Med. 2013;158(5_Part_2): 369-374. PMID: 23460092.

Winters BD, Weaver SJ, Pfoh ER, Yang T, Pham JC, Dy SM. Rapid response systems as a patient safety strategy: A systematic review. Ann of Intern Med. 2013;158 (5_Part_2):417-425. PMID: 23460099.

Weaver SJ, Salas E, King H. Twelve best practices for team training evaluation in health care. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2011;37(8): 341-349. PMID: 21874969.

Weaver SJ, Lyons R, DiazGranados D, Rosen MA, Salas E, Oglesby J, Birnbach DJ, Augenstein JS, Robinson DW, King HB. The anatomy of health care team training and the state of practice: A critical review. Academic Medicine. 2010;85(11):1746-1760. PMID: 20841989.

Weaver SJ, Rosen MA, DiazGranados D, Lazzara EH, Lyons R, Salas E, Knych SA, McKeever M, Adler L, Barker M, King HB. Does teamwork improve performance in the operating room?: A multi-level evaluation. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.2010;36(3):133-142. PMID: 20235415.

Pritchard RD, Weaver SJ, Ashwood EL. Evidence-based productivity improvement: A practical guide to the productivity measurement and enhancement system. New York, NY: Routledge; 2011.

Activities & Honors

Memberships

  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ)
  • Society for Industrial/ Organizational Psychology(SIOP)
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