Dr. Goeschel is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Strategic Development and Research Initiatives for The Quality and Safety Research Group (QSRG) in the School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.
She holds joint appointments in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Division of Health System Outcomes, and in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, where she co-developed and teaches a course on quality and patient safety to students in the Master of Hospital Administration program. Dr Goeschel has professional experience that ranges from pediatric and adult critical care R.N., to Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer in large teaching hospitals. She has a long and successful record in strategic and program development, project management, and education/training for health system leaders’ at all levels, and a particular interest in health care delivery research to reduce infections.
In 2000, she created a non-profit division at the Michigan Health & Hospital Association dedicated to Quality and Patient Safety Improvement, the “MHA Keystone Center”. She led a major project to reduce infections in ICU’s across Michigan, in collaboration with Hopkins Patient Safety Leader Dr. Peter Pronovost, and the QSRG. The success of that project fostered a number of national and international projects that are still evolving. Dr. Goeschel joined the QSRG in 2006 and helps lead those efforts. She also co-Directs the QSRG ACTION II research partnership.
A frequent speaker on topics of quality improvement, patient safety, leadership accountability, and nursing leadership, Chris is a senior advisor to the World Health Organization Patient Safety Program, serves on the National Quality Forum Steering Committee for Serious Reportable Events and Healthcare Associated Conditions, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Critical Care Nursing.