Lisa H. Lubomski, Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests

Data collection and management; Human subjects and internal review; Translating evidence into practice/quality improvement; Teamwork and communication in the multidisciplinary teams; Improving patient safety and quality through large-scale collaborative efforts more


Dr. Lisa Lubomski is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on devising and researching methods to improve quality of care and patient safety, particularly in the critical care and surgical environments. Dr. Lubomski is a faculty member of the Quality and Safety Research Group (QSRG) in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.

Her current work includes developing methods and coaching for quality improvement collaborative/teams in surgery, ICUs and other care areas; structured observations of teams in cardiac surgery; building capacity for knowledge translation; and training for teamwork and communication.

Dr. Lubomski received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Pennsylvania State University. She earned her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Lubomski joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2005.

She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Training and Development and the American Medical Informatics Association, and serves on the advisory board of the Continuing Medical Education program at Johns Hopkins. She was awarded a Public Health Traineeship by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. more


  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

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Centers & Institutes



  • Ph.D.; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (1995)
  • B.S.; Pennsylvania State University (Pennsylvania) (1983)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Lubomski has more than 25 years of experience in clinical outcomes and health services research. Her areas of interest include improving patient safety and quality through large-scale collaborative efforts, teamwork and communication in the multidisciplinary teams, translating evidence into practice/quality improvement, human subjects and internal review, and data collection and management.

Dr. Lubomski is involved with several ongoing research projects. In two large-scale collaborative efforts in the ICU and surgery, she and her colleagues are working to develop and use evidence-based tools and interventions, and develop data collection methods that ensure a high degree of data validity.

With the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, she is developing root-cause analysis templates and methods and web-based data entry for sentinel events in pediatric anesthesia. The ultimate goal is to identify common causes for and interventions to prevent these sentinel events. Using a systematic literature review, Dr. Lubomski and colleagues are studying the methodological rigor of quality improvement initiatives and left ventricular assist device (LVAD) outcomes. She is also part of a team that is training others across the Johns Hopkins Hospital in teamwork and communication skills. Finally, she is interested in the relationship between health literacy and patient-centered care.

Selected Publications

  1. Miller MR, Robinson KA, Lubomski LH, Rinke ML, Pronovost PJ. “Medication errors in paediatric care: a systematic review of epidemiology and an evaluation of evidence supporting reduction strategy recommendations.” Qual Saf Health Care. 2007 Apr;16(2):116-26. Review.
  2. Sinopoli DJ, Needham DM, Thompson DA, Holzmueller CG, Dorman T, Lubomski LH, Wu AW, Morlock LL, Makary MA, Pronovost PJ. “Intensive care unit safety incidents for medical versus surgical patients: a prospective multicenter study.” J Crit Care. 2007 Sep;22(3):177-83. Epub 2007 Jan 31.
  3. Pronovost PJ, Holzmueller CG, Young J, Whitney P, Wu AW, Thompson DA, Lubomski LH, Morlock LL. “Using incident reporting to improve patient safety: a conceptual model.” J Patient Saf. 2007;3(1):27–33.
  4. Pronovost PJ, Berenholtz SM, Goeschel CA, Needham DM, Sexton JB, Thompson DA, Lubomski LH, Marsteller JA, Makary MA, Hunt E. “Creating high reliability in health care organizations.” Health Serv Res. 2006 Aug;41(4 Pt 2):1599-617.
  5. Pronovost PJ, Thompson DA, Holzmueller CG, Lubomski LH, Dorman T, Dickman F, Fahey M, Steinwachs DM, Engineer L, Sexton JB, Wu AW, Morlock LL. “Toward learning from patient safety reporting systems.” J Crit Care. 2006 Dec;21(4):305-15.

Contact for Research Inquiries

Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & Quality
750 E. Pratt Street, 15th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202 map
Phone: 410-637-6262
Fax: 410-637-4380

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Activities & Honors


  • Public Health Traineeship, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1983 - 1985
  • Dean’s List, Pennsylvania State University, 1979 - 1980


  • Academy Health, 2005
  • American Medical Informatics Association, 2007
  • American Society for Training and Development, 2007
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2002

Professional Activities

  • Advisory board, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2007
  • Advisory Panel on Patient Safety, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2003
  • The Wilmer Outcomes Committee, Johns Hopkins University, 1996 - 2003
  • Principal Faculty, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

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