Faculty Expert Profile

Albert Wu

  • Director of the Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research (CHSOR)
  • Professor of Health Policy and Management


  • Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Baltimore CONNECT
  • Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
  • Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Center

Languages spoken

  • English

Albert Wu is a trained physician who has devoted his career to improving the experience of patients receiving health care, as well as their outcomes and safety. He is a principal faculty member at the Armstrong Institute Center for Measures of Quality of Care and Patient Safety.

Wu has studied the handling of medical errors since 1988, and has published influential papers including "Do house officers learn from their mistakes" (JAMA 1991), and "Medical error: the second victim" (BMJ, 2000). He was among the first to measure quality of life outcomes in people with HIV and developed the MOS-HIV Health Survey, a leading measure of health related quality of life for people with HIV that is used widely in international trials and research studies.

He was a member of the Institute of Medicine committee on Preventing Medication Errors, and senior adviser to the World Health Organization Patient Safety program in Geneva from 2007 to 2009.

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