Medical and Undergraduate Students Improving Patient Handoff Quality
Presenter: Lee Ann Riesenberg, PhD, RN
Presenter Bio: Lee Ann Riesenberg, PhD, MS, RN, CMQ, is Professor and Associate Director Education, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. Dr. Riesenberg works as a full-time medical educator and conducts medical education and quality and patient safety outcomes research. Her degrees include: Registered Nurse from St. John’s Nursing School, Springfield, MO (1977), a bachelor’s in psychology from Loyola University, Chicago, IL (1988), a Master’s in Health Care Administration from the New School for Social Research, New York, NY (1996), and a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2004). Dr. Riesenberg has worked in medical education for almost 30 years; has received numerous recognition awards for her dedication to medical education and quality improvement in graduate medical education; and has published over 100 articles, book chapters, and abstracts.
Dr. Riesenberg’s current role involves medical education curricular innovations; evaluation methods; faculty development; improving patient safety and quality through Graduate Medical Education; scientific writing and publication; and medical education and outcomes research. Her primary research areas of interest are patient handoffs and transitions of care, systematic reviews of the literature, instructional and evaluation methodologies, and other medical education outcomes.