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Patience Osei, M.S.E.

Patience Osei

Patience is the Quality and Innovation Project Administrator on the Human Factors team at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. She is a Biomedical Engineer with a broad technical skill-set, research and project management experience, as well as extensive international exposure. She is passionate about patient safety, global health and the development of high-quality, low-cost medical devices and processes for different healthcare settings. Her research interests include the application of human factors engineering to infection control and prevention.


  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, premedicine, Bucknell University, 2014
  • M.S.E., Bioengineering Innovation and Design, Johns Hopkins University, 2015

Research and Publications

Main Projects at Johns Hopkins

  • Faster and Safer Doffing Personal Protective Equipment for Frontline Health Workers, USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge.
  • CDC Epicenter Aim 1: Human Factors Approaches to Improve the Use of Personal Protective Equipment and Prevent Transmission of High-Consequence Pathogens
  • CDC Epicenter Aim 2: Human Factors Approaches to Improve Environmental Cleaning Within the Hospital Setting


Glancey M., Osei P., Patterson W.A., Petney M., Ruparelia C., Acharya S., et al. Design improvements for personal protective equipment used in Ebola and other epidemic outbreaks. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2017;5(2):325-329.


  • US 20160243383 A1 Unpowered respiratory protective headset and body suit and additional improvements to personal protective equipment 
  • US 20160165973 A1 Suit designs and doffing methodologies for personal protective equipment to prevent the spread of infectious agents to healthcare workers 

Professional Memberships

  • Biomedical Engineering Society
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