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.
Exercise and the Heart Failure Patient: Aerobic vs Strength Training—Is There a Need for Both?
Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing (2006) 21(3) 146-150