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J. Bryan Sexton, PhD

Associate Professor/Director, Duke Patient Safety Center

Duke University Health System

J. Bryan Sexton is associate professor/director, Duke Patient Safety Center, Duke University Health System. Dr. Sexton has captured the wisdom of frontline caregivers through rigorous assessments of safety culture, teamwork and workforce resilience. His research instruments have been used around the world in over 3,000 hospitals and 30 countries. His current R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health is a randomized clinical trial of resilience training. He has studied teamwork, safety and resilience in high-risk environments under funding from the NIH, NASA, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation, and the Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz Foundation. With specializations in organizational assessment, teamwork, survey development and quantitative methods, he spends his time teaching, mentoring, conducting research and finding practical ways of getting busy caregivers to do the right thing by making it the easy thing to do.


Wednesday Hot Topic Session 1 – Burnout Solutions: The Science of Enhancing Resilience

Presented by J. Bryan Sexton, PhD at 7:00 AM on Wednesday, March 6th.

If leaders, their staff or their colleagues are feeling physically and/or emotionally depleted, it is probably because the level of emotional exhaustion in healthcare workers is at an all-time high. This situation is creating a dangerous practice environment. Interventions to help reduce burnout among healthcare professionals have become a national priority. It is imperative that…