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Lilly D. Engineer, Dr.P.H., M.D., M.H.A.

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Associate Director, Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Program, Department of Health Policy and Management

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests: Quality and safety of medical care in rural and underserved areas

Background

Dr. Lilly Engineer is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is also an assistant professor in health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and associate faculty in the Armstrong Institute for Quality and Patient Safety.

She serves as associate director of the doctor of public health (DrPH) program in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Engineer’s primary research interest includes the quality and safety of medical care, especially in rural and underserved communities. Among her many accomplishments, she is credited with the development of the first anonymous intensive care unit safety reporting system (ICUSRS) in the United States.

Recently, Dr. Engineer received two grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and one from the National Institutes of Health. She is on the AHRQ-funded task force working to evaluate and provide recommendations on how to improve the AHRQ Quality Indicators and serves on a World Health Organization task force that created a practical curriculum guide for training patient safety improvement researchers and practitioners worldwide.

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Titles

  • Associate Director, Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Program, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Engineer’s primary research focuses on the quality and safety of medical care, especially in the rural and underserved areas.

Her four most recent research projects included two Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-funded grants and a National Institutes of Health-funded grant.

Current research projects examine the impact of federal policy changes and healthcare market forces on the organizational and management strategies, financial viability and clinical performance of U.S. rural hospitals. She is also studying ways to improve school-aged childhood immunization rates among a predominantly African American, inner city population, utilizing and comparing interventions.

Dr. Engineer is also on the AHRQ-funded task force working to evaluate and provide recommendations on how to improve the AHRQ Quality Indicators.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • SOURCE Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2013 - 2014
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