Kathryn McDonald

Kathryn McDonald


Patient-safety expert Kathryn McDonald explores what makes for safe, affordable, and high-quality health care delivery systems and the factors that prevent health organizations from achieving that standard of care. As the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Systems, Quality and Safety, Dr. McDonald holds primary appointments in the Schools of Nursing and Medicine and joint appointments in the Carey Business School and Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. McDonald will also be affiliated with the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare. Before joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. McDonald was founding executive director of the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research at Stanford University’s School of Medicine and executive director of Stanford’s Center for Health Policy.

JHU Center Affiliation:
Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
Center for Equity in Aging

Specialties and Expertise
  • Care Coordination
  • Chronic Care
  • Disparities
  • Equity
  • Health Policy
  • Integrated Health
  • Interprofessional
  • Leadership/Organizational Culture
  • Primary Care
  • Public Health
  • Quality Improvement
  • Safety
  • Transition of Care