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Contact Information:
Melissa Manolis
- Administrative Manager
HMS Fellowship in Patient Safety & Quality
Harvard Medical School
Kate E. Humphrey, MD, MPH, CPPS
Fellowship Program Director, and Site Director, BCH:
Kate E. Humphrey, MD, MPH, CPPS
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston Children’s Hospital

Dr. Kate E. Humphrey is a pediatric hospitalist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Medical Director of Patient Safety and Quality in the Division of Patient Safety and Quality. She is a graduate of the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She then transitioned to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center where she was an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Core Faculty Education Coordinator and a pediatric hospitalist.

She subsequently moved to Boston in 2013 to further her career by enrolling in the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality. During her fellowship, she received grant funding from CRICO to investigate clinician interactions with the electronic health record and alert fatigue, and earned a Masters’ in Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In addition, she assisted Dr. Tejal Gandhi and the National Patient Safety Foundation in their expert panel discussion of “The State of Patient Safety: 15 years since the IOM Report: ‘To Err is Human.’”

Since that time, she has focused work at Boston Children’s Hospital in the report and review process, specifically in performing root cause analyses, action plan development and implementation. She leads patient safety and quality work groups and is a mentor to the House Staff Quality and Safety Committee. Further, she has ongoing research investigating communication failures and medical malpractice risk and the role that patient safety plays in driving costs in patient care. Dr. Humphrey became Program Director, HMS Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality effective July 1, 2018.

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