J. Bryan Sexton, PhD
Bryan is the director of the Duke University Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality. He leads the efforts around research and training that guide our quality improvement and well-being activities. A psychologist member of the Department of Psychiatry, Bryan is a psychometrician and spends time developing methods of assessing and improving safety culture, teamwork, leadership and especially work-force well-being. Currently, he is disseminating the results from a successful NIH R01 grant, using RCTs to demonstrate that we can cause wellbeing to improve in healthcare workers.
The mission of the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality is to promote a culture of safety, wellness, and wellbeing among our team members, patients, and community, while its vision is to deliver innovative educational opportunities, investigate novel research questions around wellbeing, quality and safety, and create a safe and welcoming healthcare environment for staff, patients, and their loved ones.
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Duke Center for Healthcare Quality & Safety
To promote a culture of safety, wellness, and wellbeing among our team members, patients, and community.
- Deliver innovative educational opportunities
- Investigate novel research questions around wellbeing, quality and safety
- Create a safe and welcoming healthcare environment for staff, patients, and their loved ones.
Values & Goals
Values include: Excellence, Integrity, Teamwork, Respect, and Innovation
- Work toward eliminating harm to patients, their loved ones, and team members
- Improve local workplace culture and the team member experience, which in turn improves quality, safety, and patient outcomes
- Develop team members and leaders