Patricia Trbovich, PhD

Badeau Family Research Chair in Patient Safety & Quality Improvement, North York General Hospital
Patricia Trbovich is Associate Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and cross appointed at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. She holds the Badeau Family Research Chair in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement at North York General Hospital. Prof. Trbovich leads HumanEra, a team of human factors researchers dedicated to studying and improving safety and performance in health care. Her current research includes a Canadian Institutes of Health Research funded project focused on improving opioid guidance for Canadian hospitals, and a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council funded program focused on operator decision making during uncertainty in surgery, using the Operating Room Black Box. She has promoted knowledge of human factors engineering worldwide through her collaborations with researchers in Brazil and Spain to develop human factors expertise in their healthcare systems. She is also Associate Editor for the BMJ Quality and Safety journal.