Current Research Projects

2016-2019

Developing Standardized Intraoperative Process Models to Enhance Surgical Safety 
NIH/ NHLBI R01HL126896-01A1 
Co-I (peer reviewed)
This is an NIH award to develop and analyze innovative surgical process models to facilitate standardization of critical procedural steps in cardiac surgery and develop ‘smart checklists’ as a cognitive aid for surgical teams to manage OR crises.

2016-2017

Developing and Validating Specific Medical Event Management Training Protocols for Flight Crews on Deep Space, Long Duration Space Exploration Missions 
NASA/National Space Biomedical Research Institute
PI (peer reviewed) 
Develop a behavioral assessment tool for astronauts non-technical skills and build a simulated mock-up of the medical bay on the international space station for training in management of medical emergencies.

2014-2017 

Operating Room Team Training with Simulation Program 
CRICO-Risk Management Foundation 
Co-PI (peer reviewed) 
Train 50 surgeons in use of crisis checklist, assertiveness, and closed loop communication using high fidelity simulation.

2014-2017

Validation of the NOTSS Taxonomy and Implementation of a Non-Technical Skills Curriculum National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) – Stemmler Fund for Medical Education 
PI (peer reviewed) 
Customize the NOTSS behavior rating system to the US context, run a validation study online then implement NOTSS in four Academic Medical Centers across the US.

2017

Development of an Evidence-Based Recall Tool to Enhance Simulation Training: 
The MATADOR Protocol 
Royal Society (UK) 
PI (peer reviewed) 
Develop a memory elicitation tool to study shared mental models of surgical simulations.

2014-2017

Operating Room Team Training with Simulation Program 
CRICO-Risk Management Foundation 
Co-PI (peer reviewed)
Continuation finding to train 80 surgeons in use of crisis checklist, assertiveness, and closed loop 
communication using high fidelity simulation.

2015-2017

Impact of Emergency Physicians’ Non-Technical Skills on Process Measures of Quality for Emergency Department Patients 

Shore Award, Brigham & Women’s Hospital Dept. Emergency Medicine 
Co-PI (peer reviewed)

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