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Lori Paine, DrPH, R.N., M.S.

Lori Paine

Senior Director of Patient Safety, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and Johns Hopkins Hospital
Faculty, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy

Dr. Paine serves as the Senior Director of Patient Safety for The Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  In this role, she is responsible for the strategic and tactical oversight of the Patient Safety programs, including the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), culture assessment, Health IT safety, Human Factors, second victim support, event reporting, just culture and workplace violence.  She served on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Quality Forum’s Expert Panel for Common Formats in event reporting.  She has spoken to audiences and consulted with hospitals nationally and internationally on CUSP, Science of Patient Safety, event reporting, high reliability, safety culture measurement and improvement as well as patient and family involvement in safety.   Of particular interest in her practice as a Patient Safety Officer is mindful organizing, risk assessment and culture. 

She is an adjunct faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and associate faculty member at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Nazareth College of Rochester, a Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science and Change Management from the Johns Hopkins University and a Doctorate of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.   She came to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1988 as a Labor & Delivery nurse.  In addition to clinical and patient care management experience, she has held positions in hospital administration, product line development, and work process redesign. 

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