Ms. Holzmueller is a writer and editor of scientific and technical documents for the Quality and Safety Research Group in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
She transitioned into this role full-time in 2006 from her position as a Senior Research Program Coordinator in QSRG. Chris joined QSRG in late 2001 before the group was assembled, working directly with Dr. Pronovost (the founder of QSRG) as the program coordinator, writer, and copy editor for a demonstration project, which tested the usability and usefulness of a safety reporting system in a cohort of intensive care units.
She worked on a variety of other projects as a coordinator before moving into her current role, including a nutrition and exercise intervention for African American women at risk for heart disease, a meditative prayer project for early stage breast cancer survivors, a pilot study of personal training versus a walking program, and a smoking cessation study among pregnant adolescents in an urban setting.
Ms. Holzmueller has a core certificate in medical writing and editing from the American Medical Writers Association and received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts with Honors from the Johns Hopkins University. She has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals. She has worked in academic medicine or health services research for over 30 years.
Ms. Holzmueller’s professional skills include scientific writing, microediting and macroediting; graphic design and written content of questionnaires, brochures, pamphlets, and educational materials for research participants and lay audiences; and lecturer and instructor of writing for scientific publication. On a personal level, she volunteers as the newsletter editor of a local Audubon chapter and often writes for the Audobon publication.