Jennifer S. Myers, MD

Director, Penn CHIPS
Co-Director, Masters of Healthcare Quality & Safety, Perelman School of Medicine


Course Director: HQS 6120: Principles and Practice of Healthcare QI
HQS 9910: Capstone II

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Division Chief for Faculty Affairs, Division of Hospital Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Description of Expertise

Dr. Myers is a national leader in the fields of hospital medicine and quality and patient safety. She is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Locally and nationally, her work has advanced the integration of quality improvement and patient safety into the fabric of medical education and is focused around two themes: 1) aligning medical education and clinical health care systems to optimize patient outcomes and the clinical learning environment for trainees and interprofessional teams and 2) developing training pathways for students, residents, fellows, and faculty who seek careers that involve quality and safety science. In the latter role she is the Director of the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS) and the MHQS degree at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Myers also conducts research to study the effectiveness of curricula and develop assessments in the field of quality, safety, and related health systems science competencies. She has led and/or participated in numerous national committees and efforts to develop these skills and competencies for undergraduate and graduate medical education trainees and regularly participates in national faculty development efforts. She is the associate editor for BMJ Quality & Safety, the leading international journal in the field.

Selected Publications

Myers JS, Lane-Fall MB, Perfetti AR, Humphrey K, Sato L, Shaw KN, Taylor AM, Tess A. Demonstrating the value of postgraduate fellowships for physicians in quality improvement and patient safety. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020; 29(8):645-54.

Sellers M, Berger I, Myers JS, Morris J, Shea J, Kelz RR. Title: Using Patient Safety Reporting Systems to Understand the Clinical Learning Environment: A Content Analysis. Journal of Surgical Education. 2018; 75(6):e168-e177.

Lane-Fall M, Davis J, Clapp J, Myers JS, Reisenberg LA. What every graduating resident needs to know about quality and safety: A content analysis of 26 sets of ACGME milestones. Acad Med. 2018; 93(6): 904-10.

Myers JS, Bellini LM. Leveraging the continuum: A novel approach to meeting quality improvement and patient safety competency requirement across a large department of medicine. Acad Med. 2018; ;93(9):1321-1325.

Chacko K, Halvorsen A, Swensen S, Wahu-Gururaj S, Steinman A, Adams M, Call S, Myers JS, Vidyarthi A, Arora V. Internal medicine program directors’ perceptions of the clinical learning environment and GME-institutional alignment. Am J Med Quality. 2017 33(4):405-412.

Sedrak MS, Myers JS, Small DS, Nachamkin I, Ziemba JB, Murray D, Kurtzman GW, Zhu J, Wang W, Mincarelli D, Danoski D, Wells BP, Berns JS, Brennan PJ, Hanson CW, Dine CJ, Patel MS. Effect of a Price Transparency Intervention in the Electronic Health Record on Clinician Ordering of Inpatient Laboratory Tests: The PRICE Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Internal Medicine.2017;177(7):939-945

Myers JS, Tess AV, McKinney K, Rosenbluth G, Arora VM, Tad-y D, Vidyarthi A. Bridging leadership roles in quality and patient safety: the experiences of 6 US academic medical centers. J Grad Med Educ. 2017;9(1):9-13.

Tess A, Vidyarthi A, Yang J, Myers JS: Bridging the Gap: A Framework and Strategies for Integrating the Quality and Safety Mission of Teaching Hospitals and Graduate Medical Education. Acad Med. 2015; 90(9): 1251-7.

Patel N, Brennan PJ, Metlay J, Bellini L, Shannon RP, Myers JS: Building the Pipeline: Creation of a Residency Training Pathway for Future Physician Leaders in Healthcare Quality Acad Med 90(2): 185-90, October 2014.

Graber ML, Trowbridge R, Myers JS, Umscheid CA, Strull W, Kanter M: The next organizational challenge: finding and addressing diagnostic error. Joint Commission Journal for Quality and Patient Safety. 40(3), 2014

Keller SC, Ciuffetelli D, Bilker W, Norris A, Timko D, Rosen A, Myers JS, Hines J, Metlay J: The impact of a post-discharge infectious diseases transitions service on the care of patients on outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy. J Pharm Technology 29(5), 2013.

Myers JS, Tess AV, Glasheen J, O’Malley C, Baum KD, Fisher ES, O’Leary KJ, Spencer A, Warm E, Wiese J: The Quality and Safety Educators Academy: Fulfilling an Unmet Need for Faculty Development. Am J Med Qual 29(1): 5-12, April 2013.

Reilly JB, Ogdie AR, VonFeldt JM, Myers JS: Teaching About How Doctors Think: A Longitudinal Curriculum in Cognitive Bias and Diagnostic Error. BMJ Quality and Safety 22(12): 1044-50, August 2013.

Ogdie AR, Reilly JB, Pang WG, Keddem S, Barg FK, Von Feldt JM, Myers JS: Seen Through Their Eyes: Residents’ Reflections on the Cognitive and Contextual Components of Diagnostic Errors in Medicine. Acad Med 87(10): 1-7, 2012.

Dine CJ, Wingate N, Rosen I, Myers JS, Lapin J, Kogan JR, Shea JA: Using Peers to Assess Handoffs: a Pilot Study. J of Gen Internal Med 28(8), 2013.

Airan-Javia SL, Kogan JR, Smith M, Ishida K, Dine CJ, Lapin J, Myers JS: Effect of Education on the Quality of Interns’ Verbal and Electronic Handoff Skills. J Grad Med Educ 4(2): 209-214, 2012.