Faculty Expert Profile

Albert Wu

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

Affiliations

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

Languages spoken

  • English

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 leads 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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