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Ayse P. Gurses, M.S., Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests: Usability; Qualitative research; Survey design; Coordination; Handoffs; Medical informatics; Industrial and systems engineering; Patient safety; Human factors engineering ...read more

Contact for Research Inquiries

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
600 N. Wolfe Street
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-637-4387

Background

Dr. Ayse P. Gurses is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds a joint appointment in Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management. Her areas of expertise include human factors engineering, patient safety, healthcare technology design, and implementation and usability evaluation.

Her current research focuses on improving patient safety in the cardiac operating room, transitions of care/handoffs, care coordination, compliance of providers with evidence-based guidelines and nursing working conditions.

Dr. Gurses earned her Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Maryland-Baltimore. Before joining the Johns Hopkins University, she served as a faculty member at the University of Maryland-Baltimore and the University of Minnesota.

She is a member of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, where she is the chair of the Health Care Technical Group. She also serves as the associate editor of IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards. Most recently, she was awarded with a Best Paper Award from Liberty Mutual Award for research examining patient safety in the cardiovascular operating room and an Early Career Investigator Award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) Foundation.

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Titles

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Joint Appointment in Health Sciences Informatics

Education

Degrees

  • B.S., Middle East Technical University (Turkey) (1997)
  • M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia) (1999)
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison) (Wisconsin) (2005)

Additional Training

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 2006

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Gurses' current research focus includes improving patient safety in the cardiac operating room, transitions of care/handoffs, care coordination, compliance of providers with evidence-based guidelines and nursing working conditions. Dr. Gurses also collaborates on research related to the development of geriatrics health service delivery at all levels of the health system, from the patient and providers to the hospital and health system.

She has extensive experience with working in interdisciplinary research environments and collaborating with clinicians on human-factors related projects.

Her work has been funded by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, National Patient Safety Foundation, National Science Foundation, Society of Cardiac Anesthesiologists and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Dr. Gurses has published in a variety of journals including Applied Ergonomics, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Health Services Research, Quality and Safety in Health Care, Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, Critical Care, Nursing Research and Intensive and Critical Care Nursing.

Selected Publications

  1. Ozok AA, H Wu, Garrido M, Pronovost PJ, Gurses AP. "Usability and perceived usefulness of personal health records for preventive health care: A case study focusing on patients' and primary care providers' perspectives." Applied Ergonomics. 2014 May;45(3):613-28.
  2. Thompson DA, Marsteller JA, Pronovost PJ, Gurses AP, Lubomski LH, Goeschel CA, Gosbee JW, Wahr J, Martinez EA. "Locating errors through networked surveillance: A multimethod approach to peer assessment, hazard identification, and prioritization of patient safety efforts in cardiac surgery." Journal of Patient Safety. 2014 Mar 28. [Epub ahead of print].
  3. Carayon P, Wetterneck TB, Rivera-Rodriguez AJ, Hundt AS, Hoonakker P, Holden R, Gurses AP. "Human factors systems approach to healthcare quality and patient safety." Applied Ergonomics. 2014 Jan;45(1):14-25.
  4. Holden RJ, Carayon P, Gurses AP, Hoonakker P, Hundt AS, Ozok AA, Rivera-Rodriguez AJ. "SEIPS 2.0: a human factors framework for studying and improving the work of healthcare professionals and patients." Ergonomics. 2013;56(11):1669-1686.
  5. Carayon P, Karsh B-T, Gurses AP, Holden RJ, Hoonakker P, Hundt AS, Montague E, Rodriguez AJ, Wetterneck TB. "Macroergonomics in Health Care Quality and Patient Safety." Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics. 2013;8(1):4-54.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Best Paper Award, Liberty Mutual, 2014
  • Forward Under 40 Award, Wisconsin Alumni Association, 2014
  • Early Career Investigator Award, Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) Foundation, 2013
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Award, Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences Foundation, 2012

Memberships

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Professional Activities

  • Associate editor, Socio-Technical System Analysis Department
    IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering
  • Chair, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
    Health Care Technical Group
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