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Safety Culture Research Collaboration

Are you interested in examining and understanding the factors that shape provider behavior? Consider joining or meeting with the Provider Behavior Group. This group is a research collaborative that brings together investigators from the Armstrong Institute, the Johns Hopkins Adherence Research Center, The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, and Patient Safety.

The Provider Behavior Group seeks to better understand the relationships between the behaviors of health care providers and workplace culture, teamwork and patient outcomes. The group welcomes inquiries from Hopkins colleagues with similar interests who are seeking assistance or may wish to collaborate. Examples of these interests include:

  • Application of patient-adherence principles to provider behavior-change interventions
  • Research into the psychosocial factors that shape clinician, staff and leadership behavior
  • Studies examining factors that influence the use and sustainment of evidence-based practice

Example Publications

Daugherty E.L., Paine L.A., Maragakis L.L., Sexton J.B., Rand C.S. Safety culture and hand hygiene: linking attitudes to behavior. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Dec;33(12):1280-2. PMID: 23143375.

Weaver S.J., Lubomksi L.H., Wilson R.F., Pfoh E.R., Martinez K.A., Dy S.M. Promoting a culture of safety as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Mar 5;158(5 Pt 2):369-74. PMID: 23460092.

Contact the Provider Behavior Group

Please email Elizabeth Lee Daugherty ( if you may be interested in joining the Provider Behavior Group or collaborating.

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