Elizabeth Lee Daugherty, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Chief Wellness Officer
  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests

ICU Patient Safety; Disaster Critical Care; Provider Well-being ...read more

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Dr. Lee Daugherty Biddison is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Johns Hopkins Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Chief Wellness Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine. She is Associate Faculty in the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and a Contributing Scholar in the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. Dr. Daugherty Biddison’s research interests include hospital operations, patient safety, critical care disaster response, and physician well-being. In addition to her research responsibilities, Dr. Daugherty Biddison also serves as Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs for Department of Medicine in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She chairs the Department’s Clinical Directors Council and co-chairs the Clinical Affairs Planning and Strategy team. She also serves as a member of the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Credentials Committee. Immediately prior to becoming Chief Wellness Officer, she served on the Dean’s Task Force on Joy in Medicine. As part of that work, she co-chaired the Working Group on Culture and Work-life Balance and served as lead author of the summary report of the Task Force. She currently represents Johns Hopkins on the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience.

Dr. Daugherty Biddison completed her undergraduate studies in journalism at Washington and Lee University, magna cum laude, and received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, cum laude. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Societies. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania and her Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins, where she also earned her Master of Public Health degree.

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  • Chief Wellness Officer
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Georgetown University School of Medicine (2001)


  • Internal Medicine; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2004)


  • Pulmonary Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (2009)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2004)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (2008)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Daugherty’s research focuses on infection control and patient safety, including individual and organizational barriers that mediate personal protective equipment adherence, health care-associated infections rates and clinical outcomes. 

Selected Publications

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*Biddison ELD, Gwon H, Schoch-Spana M, Regenberg A, Juliano C, Faden R, Toner ES. Scarce Resource Allocation during Disasters: A Mixed-Method Community Engagement Study. Chest. 2018 Jan;153(1):187-195. *corresponding author

*Biddison ELD, Faden R, Gwon H, Mareiniss DP, Regenberg A, Schoch-Spana M, Schwartz J, Toner ES. Too Many Patients…A Framework to Guide Statewide Allocation of Scarce Mechanical Ventilation During Disasters. Chest. 2019 Apr;155(4):848-854

Mossburg SE, Weaver SJ, Pillari M, Daugherty Biddison E. Manifestations of High-Reliability Principles on Hospital Units With Varying Safety Profiles: A Qualitative Analysis. J Nurs Care Qual. 2019 Jul/Sep;34(3):230-235

Turnbull AE, Sahetya SK, Daugherty Biddison EL, Hartog CS, Rubenfeld GD, Benoit DD, Guidet B, Gerritsen RT, Tonelli MR, Curtis JR. Understanding and Addressing Competing and Conflicting Interests in the Care of Critically ill Patients, Intensive Care Med. 2018 Oct;44(10):1628-1637

Golden SH, Bass E, Berry S, Biddison LD, Cayea D, Crews D, Desai S, Ghanem KG, Herzke C, Kirk G, Kisuule F, Levine R, Marr K, O'Rourke B, Pasricha P, Peairs K, Ray S, Durso SC, Hellmann D, Anderson ME. Building Leadership Capacity for Mission Execution in a Large Academic Department of Medicine. Am J Med. 2019 Apr;132(4):535-543

Activities & Honors


  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Professional Activities

  • Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine
  • Chair, Clinical Directors Council
  • Member, Hospital Ethics Committee, Johns Hopkins
  • Member, Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control Committee, Johns Hopkins
  • Member, Hospital Credentials Committee
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