Melanie Clay Wright
Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology

As Program Director, Patient Safety Research, at Trinity Health and Saint Alphonsus Health Systems, Dr. Wright leads a program to research issues associated with the reduction of error in health care. Dr. Wright has been researching patient safety concerns since 2003, including 8 years as Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Wright’s most significant contributions have been in the area of training and assessing healthcare teamwork skills. She is currently working on a research project funded by the National Library of Medicine to apply effective knowledge-elicitation techniques as a first step toward addressing the problem of information overload in critical care environments. Current areas of research focus include (1) the development of human performance metrics for purposes of assessing trainees and for assessing the impact of changes in human-system design, (2) application of human-centered design methods toward the design of intelligent and integrated information displays and alerting systems, and (3) the use of simulation to improve human-system performance in the context of rare adverse events.

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