Dr. Ayse P. Gurses is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds a joint appointment in Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management. Her areas of expertise include human factors engineering, patient safety, healthcare technology design, and implementation and usability evaluation.
Her current research focuses on improving patient safety in the cardiac operating room, transitions of care/handoffs, care coordination, compliance of providers with evidence-based guidelines and nursing working conditions.
Dr. Gurses earned her Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Maryland-Baltimore. Before joining the Johns Hopkins University, she served as a faculty member at the University of Maryland-Baltimore and the University of Minnesota.
She is a member of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, where she is the chair of the Health Care Technical Group. She also serves as the associate editor of IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards. Most recently, she was awarded with a Best Paper Award from Liberty Mutual Award for research examining patient safety in the cardiovascular operating room and an Early Career Investigator Award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) Foundation.