evidence-based practice processes. She serves as an advisor to hospitals seeking magnet recognition status and faculty updating education programs on the topic of evidence-based quality improvement. Dr. Stevens initiated the Summer Institute on Evidence-based Practice, a national interdisciplinary conference receiving funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). At the national level, Dr. Stevens is an elected officer on the board of governors of the National League for Nursing, a leading nursing education organization that sets standards for faculty and nursing education programs. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, her master of science degree in maternal and child health from Texas Woman’s University, and her doctorate in health science research and education from the Baylor College of Medicine/University of Houston program, and is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
Edward Westrick, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., is vice president of medical management for UMass Memorial Health Care, where he develops clinical performance improvement interventions for a large managed care network and medical center. During the last 10 years Dr. Westrick has worked with multiple Quality Improvement Organizations in Medicare’s Health Care Quality Improvement Program and served in the leadership of the American Health Quality Association. He frequently serves on expert panels and boards for such national organizations as the National Quality Forum (NQF), USP, NCQA, JCAHO, CMS, the American Health Care Association (AHCA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA), and RAND. His particular areas of expertise include performance measurement and medication management. He previously directed the SCRIPT Project on behalf of the Coalition for Quality in Medication Use. He serves on the faculties of the University of Rhode Island and Brown University Medical School and the medical staff of Eleanor Slater Hospital. His educational history includes his internship and residency (internal medicine) from Brown University, M.D. from New Jersey Medical School, Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island (pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics), master of science degree from Rutgers University (psychology), and bachelor of arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania (psychology).
Albert W. Wu, M.D., M.P.H., is professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with joint appointments in Epidemiology and International Health and in Medicine and Surgery in the School of Medicine. He received bachelor of arts and M.D. degrees from Cornell University, and completed internal medicine