Site PI - Albert Wu, MD
Professor of Health Policy and Management and Medicine, with joint appointments in Epidemiology, International Health, Medicine and Surgery.
Dr. Wu’s 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, director of the AHRQ-funded DEcIDE center for patient centered outcomes research. He is a PROMIS investigator, and co-developer of PatientViewpoint, a patient portal to link patient reported outcomes to electronic health records. He has studied the handling of medical errors since 1988, and has published influential papers including “Do house officers learn from their mistakes” in JAMA in 1991, and “Medical error: the second victim” in the BMJ. He 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. He has authored over 350 peer review publications. and was editor of the Joint Commission book “The Value of Close Calls in Improving Patient Safety.” He leads the PhD program in health services research, 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. Dr. Wu 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.