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Albert W. Wu, M.D.

Albert Wilson Wu, M.D.

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Director, Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research

Joint Appointment in Medicine

Male

Languages: English, Swedish

Expertise: Infectious Disease

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
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600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower Suite 7143
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 443-287-6120
Fax: 410-614-1195

Background

Albert W. Wu is Professor of Health Policy and Management and Medicine, with joint appointments in Epidemiology, International Health, Medicine and Surgery.  He received BA and MD degrees from Cornell University, and completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital and UC San Diego. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UCSF and received an MPH from UC Berkeley.  His research and teaching focus on patient outcomes and quality of care. He was the first to measure the quality of life impact of antiretroviral therapy in HIV clinical trials. He developed the MOS-HIV health survey, and other questionnaires to measure quality of life, adherence, satisfaction, attitudes and behaviors for people with chronic disease. He was co-founder and director of the outcomes research committee of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group of the NIH, and President of the International Society for Quality of Life. He advises many US and international organizations on PRO methods. He is director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research, He has studied the handling of medical errors since 1988, was a member of the Institute of Medicine committee on identifying and preventing medication errors, and was Senior Adviser for Patient Safety to WHO in Geneva. His current research is on incorporating PROs into the electronic health record, PRO-performance measures for primary care, supporting healthcare workers after adverse events, and creating a network community based organizations. He has authored over 400 peer review publications. and is co-author of the recent book "New Horizons in Patient Safety, Understanding Communication. He leads the PhD program in health services research, the Masters of Applied Science in Patient Safety & Healthcare Quality, and the Certificate program in Quality, Patient Safety and Outcomes Research in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He maintains a clinical practice in general internal medicine.

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Titles

  • Director, Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
  • Joint Appointment in Medicine
  • Joint Appointment in Surgery

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Cornell University Medical College (1984)

Residencies

  • Mount Sinai Hospital/ICAHN SOM / Internal Medicine (1986)

Fellowships

  • University of California / Medicine (1987)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1987)

Research & Publications

Technology Expertise Keywords

Patient Safety, Patient Reported Outcomes, Patient Centered Outcomes Research, Comparative Effectiveness Research, Quality of Life, Quality of Care, Disclosure, Second Victim

Contact for Research Inquiries

624 N Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205 map

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Faculty Member, Fellowship in General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Courses and Syllabi

  • Quality of Medical Care. (Co-Instructor - Dy) (HPM 311.615.81)
    Distance

    Activities & Honors

    Honors

    • Fellow, Association for Health Services Research
    • Bronze World Medal for ''Removing Insult from Injury: Disclosing Adverse Events', New York Festivals: Film and Video: Health Care Professional Education, 2006
    • Fellow, American College of Physicians
    • Delta Omega Honor Society
    • Ernest Lyman Stebbins Medal, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2016

    Memberships

    • AcademyHealth
    • American College of Physicians
    • International Society for Quality of Life Research
    • Society of General Internal Medicine

    Professional Activities

    • AcademyHealth HSR Consortium Advisory Committee; Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum
    • Board of Directors, Ray Wu Memorial Fund
    • Chair, Johns Hopkins Medicine
    • Chair, Johns Hopkins Medicine
    • Director, Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
    • Director, Phd Program in Health Services Research and Policy
    • Director, DEcIDE Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research
    • Director, Patient Safety and Outcomes Research
    • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Patient Safety
    • Editorial Advisory Board, Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
    • Editorial Board, The Patient: Patient Centered Outcomes Research
    • International Editorial Board, Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
    • International Editorial Board, Health and Medicine
    • Johns Hopkins University Urban Health Institute Community University Coordinating Council
    • President Elect, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    • Scientific Advisory Committee, MAPI Research Institute, Lyon, France
    • Steering Committee, National Quality Forum Patient Safety Measures Project
    • Transparency Roundtable, Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation

    Videos & Media

    Lectures and Presentations

    • Isabelle Christenson Memorial Lecture.
      Grand Round Lecture, Pittsburgh, PA (03/06/2013)
      Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital
    • Outcomes research.  How can we make it patient centered?
      Division of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Houston, TX (04/05/2013)
      MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Changing the Patient Safety Paradigm.
      Division of General Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Beijing, China (07/12/2013)
      Peking Union Medical College
    • Disclosing Medical Errors to Patients.
      Medicine Grand Rounds, Baltimore, MD (12/12/2013)
      Sinai Hospital
    • Isabelle Christenson Memorial Lecture
      Pittsburgh (01/06/2013)
      Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital
    • Outcomes research
      Houston (01/05/2013)
      MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Changing the Patient Safety Paradigm
      (01/12/2013)
      Peking Union Medical College
    • Disclosing Medical Errors to Patients
      Baltimore (01/12/2013)
      Sinai Hospital
    • Development of a comparative functional approach to identifying mutations in noncoding sequences
      53rd American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting (01/01/2003)
    • Comparative functional genetic approaches to HSCR. International Hirschsprung and associated neurocristopathies meeting
      Italy (01/01/2004)
    • Establishing the functional potential of conserved non-coding sequences
      18th International Mouse Genome Meeting, Seattle (01/01/2004)
    • Regulatory mutations - the new Holy Grail of human genetics
      Institute for Child Health, London (01/01/2004)
      University College London
    • Efficient functional examination of human non-coding sequences in transgenic zebrafish, The biology of genomes
      Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories (01/01/2005)
    • Fishing for functional DNA: Efficient functional examination of non-coding sequences in transgenic zebrafish
      55th American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City (01/01/2005)
    • RET regulation: Efforts to understand control of a critical developmental and disease gene. Development of the Enteric Nervous System: Cells, Signals, and Genes
      New York (01/01/2006)
    • RET regulation and other journeys: Efforts to understand control of critical developmental and disease genes.
      Center for Vertebrate Genomics (01/01/2006)
      Cornell University
    • Efforts to understand control of critical developmental and disease genes: RET regulation among others.
      Dept Human Genetics (01/01/2006)
      University of Chicago
    • Genomics and the control of critical genes in development and disease.
      Program in Genomic Medicine (01/01/2006)
      University of Maryland
    • Efforts to understand control of critical developmental and disease genes
      National Institute of Aging, Baltimore (01/01/2007)
    • Human, mouse, and fish: a menagerie a trois in comparative functional analysis
      Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Washington DC (01/01/2007)
    • Unraveling critical genetic mechanisms in development and disease
      National Institute of Aging (01/01/2007)
    • Deciphering regulatory control: the role of cis-regulation in development and disease. The Medical Research Council
      Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh (01/01/2007)
    • Deciphering regulatory control: the role of cis-regulation in development and disease
      St Louis (01/01/2007)
      Washington University
    • Unraveling critical genetic mechanisms in development and disease.
      (01/01/2008)
      Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    • Models of Success: In Search of a Better Understanding and Improved Treatments of Genetic Disease
      58th American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting (01/01/2008)
    • Unveiling the regulation of genes contributing to Hirschsprung Disease and other neurocristopathies
      The 2nd International Symposium on Development of the Enteric Nervous System, University College London (01/01/2009)
    • An Irishman abroad in life and at home in science: Introduction to Biomedical Research and Careers
      Johns Hopkins University (01/01/2009)
    • Taking the Genome Apart to See How it Works: Applying Functional Genetics to Development and Disease.
      Center for Human Genetics Research Seminar – Annual Graduate Student Selected Speaker (01/01/2009)
      Vanderbilt University
    • Taking the Genome Apart to See How it Works: Applying Functional Genetics to Development and Disease.
      Human Genetics (01/01/2009)
      Michigan University
    • Functional Genetic Dissection of Regulatory Control and Human Disease.
      Biological Sciences (01/01/2011)
      James Madison University
    • Functional Genetic Evaluation of Cardiovascular Disease Genes In Zebrafish
      Leducq Consortium Planning Meeting, Baltimore (01/01/2012)
    • Implementing A Functional Genomics Pipeline To Illuminate GWAS-derived signals.
      IBD Genetics Consortium meeting (01/01/2013)
    • Early Examples: Testing Functional Requirement for RBM24 and SKI Orthologs During Zebrafish Development
      Leducq Consortium Meeting, Antwerp (01/01/2013)
    • Implementation of Genome Editing In Zebrafish And Development of Novel Tools
      Leducq Consortium Meeting, Stockholm (01/01/2014)
    • Transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression
      Bar Harbor: Short Course in Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics (01/01/2008)
    • Genetics and Genomics A Voyage Of Discovery
      8th annual Young Investigator Symposium on Genomics and Bioinformatics – Opening Speaker (01/01/2014)
    • Systematic Exploration Of Clinically Implicated Sequence Variation.
      MD/PhD Retreat (01/01/2014)
      Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • Fishing For Functional Variation
      Netherlands (01/01/2015)
      Radboud Medical Center

    Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

    Elizabeth Weise. Older medicine spreads meningitis.  USA Today, November 11, 2012 

    Cheryl Clark.  Medical error second victims get some help finally.  HealthLeaders Media.  January 17, 2013.

    Claudia Bloom.  Preventing medication errors. Real Simple.  March 2013.

    Barone JE.  Patient complications have profound effects on surgeons.  November 22, 2013. Reuters Health Information. Medscape.

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