Shao Ping Yu

Shao is responsible for implementation of inpatient quality and patient safety initiatives across multiple campuses, and was the lead project manager in implementing Fall TIPS at NYPH. Prior to her joining NYPH, she was the Director of Outreach and Quality Improvement in the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She earned her MPH in Sociomedical Sciences from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

I-Fong Lehman

Dr. Lehman is the Director of the Center for Patient Safety Research where she is responsible for overall operations including grant and contract activities. Previously, she was the Director of Quality and Patient Safety at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University overseeing Columbia Milstein, The Allen Hospital and Lawrence Hospital. Prior to joining NYPH, she was the Director of Clinical Communities at The Johns Hopkins’ Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. She earned her DrPH in Health Policy and Management from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and her MS in Health Policy and Administration from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Emily Jackson

As the Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services, Ms Jackson provides strategic oversight for nursing, respiratory therapy, and case management at NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) Hudson Valley Hospital in northern Westchester County.

With a background in operational excellence and process improvement, she coaches, empowers, and mentors staff and leadership in their implementation and evaluation of continuous process improvement. Among her many accomplishments, she was responsible for the design, implementation, and spread of the NYP Daily Management System, including visibility boards and daily tiered huddles. In addition, she played a key role in Fall TIPS implementation for all of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital campuses and regional hospital campuses.

Ms Jackson received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Business Operational Excellence and her Six Sigma Black Belt from The Ohio State University.

Eileen J. Carter

Dr. Carter advances formal collaborations between service and academia and mentors professional nurses in activities of clinical scholarship. Dr. Carter is an emergency department nurse by background and her clinical experiences inform her research, which examines and explores the nurses’ role in optimizing patient care.

Jason Adelman, PI

Dr. Adelman is Chief Patient Safety Officer, Associate Chief Quality Officer, and Director of Patient Safety Research at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Adelman completed the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) – Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship, is faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and serves on the editorial board for the Journal for Healthcare Quality. As Director of the Columbia University Medical Center Patient Safety Research Program, Dr. Adelman is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to lead multiple research projects focused on Health IT Safety, Medication Safety, and General Patient Safety. Dr. Adelman was awarded the Institute for Safe Medication Practice (ISMP) CHEERS Award for setting a standard of excellence in the prevention of medication errors, the Lorraine Tregde Patient Safety Leadership Award for taking extraordinary and innovative steps to improve patient safety, and in 2017 was Named One of Fifty Leading National Patient Safety Experts by Becker’s Hospital Review.