J. Matthew Austin

Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Dr. Austin is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. His research focuses on quality improvement and patient safety measurement. In his current role, he provides strategic guidance to The Leapfrog Group on performance measures for their annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Within Johns Hopkins Medicine, he guides the development of internal and external dashboards to help patients and employees understand how units, departments or hospitals are performing on key measures of quality and safety. He has also written extensively on the use of performance measures to guide improvements in health care delivery and the need for greater transparency in quality, safety and service of care data shared with the public. Dr. Austin holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Articles Published in Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy
* An analysis of publicly reported pediatric heart surgery data and patient mortality implications

Terms of Appointment: July 2018 - June 2020