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

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  • Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine

Research Interests

ICU Infection Control; ICU Patient Safety; Disaster Critical Care; Mechanical ventilation; Infection control measures and containment of respiratory viruses more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-550-5864
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-3467

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-5864
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map


Dr. Lee Daugherty Biddison is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Johns Hopkins Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She is Associate Faculty in the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and an investigator in the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. She co-leads the Provider Behavior Group (PBG) in collaboration with other investigators from the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. Dr. Daugherty Biddison’s research interests include hospital operations, patient safety, and critical care disaster response. In addition to her research responsibilities, Dr. Daugherty Biddison currently 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, Ethics, and Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control Committees. Most recently she has served on the Dean’s Task Force on Joy in Medicine, for which she co-chaired the Working Group on Culture and Work-life Balance and for which she served as lead author of the summary report of the Task Force. 

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. more


  • Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine (2001)


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


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pulmonary 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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Daugherty EL, Paine LA, Maragakis LL, Sexton JB, Rand CS. Safety culture and hand hygiene: linking attitudes to behavior. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Dec;33(12):1280-2. doi: 10.1086/668432. Epub 2012 Oct 29. No abstract available. PMID: 23143375

Daugherty EL, Rubinson L. Preparing your intensive care unit to respond in crisis: considerations for critical care clinicians. Crit Care Med. 2011 Nov;39(11):2534-9. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182326440. PMID: 21926569

Daugherty EL, Speck KA, Rand CS, Perl TM. Perceptions and influence of a hospital influenza vaccination policy. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 May;32(5):449-55. doi: 10.1086/659406. PMID: 21515975

Daugherty EL, Carlson AL, Perl TM. "Planning for the inevitable: preparing for epidemic and pandemic respiratory illness in the shadow of H1N1 influenza." Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Apr 15;50(8):1145-54. doi: 10.1086/651272. Review.

Daugherty EL, White DB. "Conducting clinical research during disasters." Virtual Mentor. 2010 Sep 1;12(9):701-5. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2010.12.9.ccas1-1009. No abstract available.

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, Baltimore, MD
  • Chair, Clinical Directors Council
  • Member, Hospital Ethics Committee, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
  • Member, Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control Committee, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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