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Aaron S. Dietz, M.A., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Background

Dr. Aaron S. Dietz is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a research associate at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. His research focuses on patient safety and performance. 

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in applied experimental and human factors psychology from the University of Central Florida. 

In 2014, Dr. Dietz was recognized by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society with a designation of student member with honors for his contributions to the discipline of human factors as a doctoral student.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Education

Degrees

  • B.A., University of Washington (Washington) (2007)
  • M.A., University of Central Florida (Florida) (2013)
  • Ph.D., University of Central Florida (Florida) (2014)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Dietz’s work focuses on improving safety and performance. His research projects have required the application of advanced methodologies from human factors science and psychometric test development, including survey and observational research, usability analysis, team task analysis, generalizability theory, and the application of sensor-based technology to measure teamwork and workload.

Selected Publications

Rosen MA, Dietz AS, Yang T, Priebe CE, Pronovost PJ. "An integrative framework for sensor-based measurement of teamwork in healthcare." J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Jan;22(1):11-8. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002606. Epub 2014 Jul 22

Provonost PJ, Hozmueller CG, Molello NE, Paine L, Winner L, Marsteller JA, Berenholtz SM, Aboumatar HJ, Demski R, Armstrong CM; Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Team. "The Armstrong Institute: an academic institute for patient safety and quality improvement, research, training and practice." Acad Med. 2015 Oct;90(10):1331-39. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000760

Wyskiel RM, Chang BH, Alday AA, Thompson DA, Rosen MA, Dietz AS, Marsteller JA. "Towards expanding the acute care team: learning how to involve families in care processes." Fam Syst Health. 2015 Sep;33(3):242-9. doi: 10.1037/fsh0000118. Epub 2015 Jul 6

Dietz AS, Pronovost PJ, Benson KN, Mendez-Tellez PA, Dwyer C, Wyskiel R, Rosen MA. "A systematic review of behavioural marker systems in healthcare: what do we know about their attributes, validity and application?" BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Dec;23(12):1031-9. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2013-002457. Epub 2014 Aug 25

Dietz AS, Pronovost PJ, Mendez-Tellez PA, Wyskiel R, Marsteller JA, Thompson DA, Rosen MA. "A systematic review of teamwork in the intensive care unit: what do we know about teamwork, team tasks and improvement strategies?" J Crit Care. 2014 Dec;29(6):908-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2014.05.025. Epub 2014 Jun 4

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