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Preventing Medication Errors
residency training at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and the University of California at San Diego. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of California at San Francisco and received a master of public health degree from the University of California at Berkeley. His research and teaching focus on measuring health and patient outcomes and using the measures to assess treatments and quality of care. He has studied the handling and impact of medical errors since 1988. He is an authority on the development and use of patient-reported outcome assessments for HIV/AIDS, as well as other chronic diseases and critical illnesses. Dr. Wu is past president of the International Society for Quality of Life Research. He was senior associate editor of the Journal of General InternalMedicine and is associate editor of Quality of Life Research, the Journal ofPatient Safety, and AHRQ Web M&M. He was co–principal investigator for an AHRQ-funded grant that developed a web-based incident reporting system for intensive care units. He is principal investigator on a National Cancer Institute grant to develop a web-based mechanism for capturing patient-reported data for outpatient practice. He is principal investigator of the AHRQ-funded Johns Hopkins DEcIDE center for the conduct of rapid, policy-relevant studies of comparative effectiveness. He is studying video vignettes of disclosure to patients and their families, and recently developed an educational video for practitioners titled “Removing Insult from Injury: Disclosing Adverse Events.” He is author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications; leads courses in the Bloomberg School of Public Health on patient-reported outcomes, quality of care, and patient safety; and is an active clinician in general internal medicine and treatment of HIV.