Kate Humphrey, MD, MPH
Associate Medical Director for Patient Safety – Boston Children’s Hospital
Dr. Humphrey is a pediatric hospitalist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Medical Director of Patient Safety. She leads patient safety and quality work groups and is a mentor to the House Staff Quality and Safety Committee. Further, she has ongoing research investigating communication failures and medical malpractice risk and the role that patient safety plays in driving costs in patient care. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In 2013, she enrolled in the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality. She received grant funding from CRICO to investigate clinician interactions with the EHR and alert fatigue and earned a Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. From July 2018 to June 2020, Dr. Humphrey became Program Director, HMS Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality and has been a site director since 2016.