Jeremiah Schuur, MD, MHS
Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Jeremiah (Jay) Schuur, MD, MHS, an expert in quality, patient safety measurement and policy is the Chief of the Division of Health Policy Translation and the Director of Quality, Patient Safety and Performance Improvement for the Department of Emergency Medicine of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Emergency) at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schuur completed an emergency medicine residency at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He then spent 2 years as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University where he worked on ED quality improvement and studied research methods to develop and assess performance measures. He joined the faculty at the Brigham in 2007, was awarded a Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award, and has subsequently been funded by federal agencies and private foundations. Dr. Schuur’s central research focus is on developing, evaluating and improving measures of quality of care and patient safety in emergency medicine. Dr Schuur uses health services research techniques ranging from qualitative research to chart review to large database analysis to answer policy-relevant questions. Dr. Schuur is the Principal Investigator of a 3-year R18 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to identify and disseminate best practices to prevent healthcare associated infections in EDs.
Dr. Schuur is a nationally recognized expert on performance measurement in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Schuur chairs the Quality and Performance Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is an appointed member of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC), which provides CMS with expert advice regarding the effectiveness and appropriateness of medical items and services that are eligible for coverage under Medicare. Dr. Schuur represents Emergency Medicine on the American Medical Association's Physician Council for Performance Improvement (PCPI). Dr. Schuur has published over 35 peer-reviewed papers and has led the development of 7 quality measures that have been approved by the National Quality Forum. In 2012 Dr. Schuur was awarded the Young Investigator Award by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.