Jennifer S. Myers, MD is a hospitalist, Professor of Clinical Medicine, and Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Through this center, she leads a portfolio of educational programs, including a masters program, designed to prepare residents, post-graduate fellows, and faculty for careers in quality and safety research, policy, education, and administration. She also has a role that bridges Penn’s graduate medical education enterprise and the Penn Medicine health system in the areas of quality and safety.
Her research and medical education innovations have been funded or recognized by the Josiah Macy Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Measey Foundation, Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education, and AAMC’s Northeast Group on Educational Affairs. In 2012, she led the development of the Quality and Safety Educators Academy, the first national faculty development program designed to provide faculty with educational strategies to help fill the unmet need for quality and safety educators in our nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals. She is the past Chair of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Integrating Quality Steering Committee, and of the National Board of Medical Examiners Patient Safety Test Development Committee. She is currently an Associate Editor for BMJ Quality & Safety, the leading scientific publication in the field of patient safety and healthcare quality improvement, and she has authored over 50 Medline indexed publications.