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Myles Leslie, M.A., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests: Ethnography; Organizational and Professional Context; Video Reflexive Ethnography as a Patient Safety and Quality Tool; Health Information Technology as factor in teamwork and quality more


Myles Leslie, PhD, is a Medical Sociologist, Institutional Ethnographer, and Assistant Professor at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Dr. Leslie’s research focuses on understanding policy, institutional, professional, and technological contexts as influences on front line healthcare delivery.  His work elucidates the cultural factors that facilitate or detract from the successful transfer of quality and safety interventions from one operational site to another, or from policy makers’ intentions to front line implementation.  He is currently the Hopkins lead on a multi-site project funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation examining patient and family involvement in Intensive Care delivery.  Dr. Leslie is also the Director of Ethnography for the Provider Behavior Group – a multi-disciplinary team drawing together quality, adherence, epidemiology, and safety researchers – where he works on internal Johns Hopkins efforts to understand and remediate cultural barriers to communication.  He has worked as the lead ethnographer on UK National Health Service and Health Foundation funded research examining clinical teams’ approaches to implementing national patient safety policies.  Dr. Leslie has published 17 peer reviewed articles, and made presentations at a range of international and national conferences.  He is presently co-authoring articles reporting the effects clinical information technology systems are having on clinicians’ relationships with one another and their patients. more


  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine



  • B.A., McMaster University (Canada) (1995)
  • M.A., University of British Columbia (Canada) (2004)
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto (Canada) (2011)

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