Ayse P. Gurses, PhD

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Human Factors and Ergonomics Society


Ayse P. Gurses, PhD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

"Making Surgery Safer"

Ayse P. Gurses’ research focuses on improving patient safety in the cardiac operating room, transitions of care/ handoffs, care coordination, compliance of providers with evidence-based guidelines, and nursing working conditions. She has given more than 35 national and international talks on human factors engineering to diverse audiences including schools of engineering, information systems, business, medicine, nursing, public health, community hospitals, and state-level patient safety organizations. Gurses continues to lead the efforts in developing a workshop series on human factors in health care.

In addition, Gurses has extensive experience working in interdisciplinary research environments and collaborating with clinicians on human-factors related projects. Her work has been funded by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, National Patient Safety Foundation, National Science Foundation, Society of Cardiac Anesthesiologists, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Gurses is an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She received her PhD in Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005 and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Maryland-Baltimore in 2006.

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