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Kelly Smith

  • PhD, Associate Professor
  • Director
  • MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety
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  • 907CitationsNumber of citations received by Kelly's publications. Updated daily.

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Research interests

Womens HealthPatient SafetyHealth Technology AssessmentPreventionBehavior ChangeCommunication & Resolution ProgramsImplementation ScienceHealth Services Research

About

Kelly Smith, PhD is the center director of quality and safety research at the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety. Dr. Smith is a clinical kinesiologist and holds a Ph.D. in applied cardiovascular physiology from McMaster University (Hamilton, ON). Her research focuses on identifying and overcoming lapses in patient safety and quality care through innovation and collaboration. Notably, she is a leading investigator in the areas of patient-centered reporting of medical error and other perceived breakdowns in care and along with colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago has pioneered a communication and resolution program known as the Seven Pillars. Dr. Smith has a strong background in health services research methodology and health policy and program analysis working as a consultant for the Government of Ontario, Canada and hospitals systems within Southern Ontario (Canada). She has held personnel awards and fellowships from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Federation of University Women, the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Dr. Smith is the author of several peer-reviewed articles published in journals including Heart, Quality & Safety in Healthcare, Teaching and Learning in Medicine, International Journal of Cardiology, Heart & Lung, European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Journal of the Canadian Medical Association, and the ACGME Bulletin and has presented at several national and international conferences.

Co-authors (58)

  • Shwetha Akshaya
  • Cheryl Iglesia
  • Kyle Quigley
  • Jamie Brown
  • crystal morales

Publications (5)

  • Exercise and the Heart Failure Patient: Aerobic vs Strength Training—Is There a Need for Both?

    • Gunn E
    • Smith K
    • McKelvie R
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  • Letters Correspondance Public health capacity in Canada

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  • We Want to Know: Eliciting Hospitalized Patients' Perspectives on Breakdowns in Care

    • Fisher K
    • Smith K
    • Gallagher T
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  • The "Seven Pillars" Response to Patient Safety Incidents: Effects on Medical Liability Processes and Outcomes

    • Lambert B
    • Centomani N
    • Smith K
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  • Two years of resistance training in older men and women: The effects of three years of detraining on the retention of dynamic strength

    • Smith K
    • Winegard K
    • Hicks A
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Professional experience

Director

MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety

July 2017 - Present

Scientific Director, Quality and Safety Research

MedStar Health Research Institute

January 2013 - June 2017(4 years)

Education

PhD

McMaster University

September 2003 - September 2007(4 years)