AHRQ Grantee Profile: Lucian Leape, M.D., Retired Adjunct Professor of Health Policy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
AHRQ’s newest grantee profile explains how Dr. Lucian Leape, a retired professor of health policy at Harvard Medical School, used AHRQ funding to conduct more than two decades of research in reducing adverse drug events (ADEs). He teamed up with his colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital to conduct a seminal series of AHRQ-funded studies known as the ADE Prevention Study Group, which for the first time uncovered the scope of preventable medical errors related to drug administration. Dr. Leape’s studies helped pioneer the application of safety science practices already in use in industries like aviation to the field of medicine. His AHRQ-funded research has touched on many aspects of patient safety, from the over- and underuse of medical procedures to the use of hospital collaboratives to implement best practices. Learn more about other AHRQ grantees and their contributions to patient safety as well as more about AHRQ grants and funding opportunities.