Jeffrey Brady, M.D., M.P.H. is a Rear Admiral, United States Public Health Service and the Director, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CQuIPS) at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) .
In this role, he serves as a member of the AHRQ Senior Leadership Team and leads a part of the Agency that conducts several AHRQ Programs, including: Patient Safety Research, Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevention, the Patient Safety Organization Program, the National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Reports (NHQR/DR) Program, and the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Program.
The AHRQ Patient Safety Research Program, which Dr. Brady led from 2009 to 2013, supports projects aimed at understanding and enhancing the safety of health care through approaches such as increased teamwork, prevention of healthcare-associated infections, use of medical simulation, expansion of a culture of patient safety, and other quality improvement initiatives. In a prior position at AHRQ, Dr. Brady led the team that produces the National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report—annual reports to Congress on the status of health care quality in the United States.
Before moving to AHRQ in December 2006, Dr. Brady served as a medical officer and clinical reviewer for the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Vaccines. Additionally, he has held positions as a medical epidemiologist for the Department of Defense, and primary care physician in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Brady attended the Medical College of Georgia, completed internship training in Internal Medicine at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California, and earned a Master’s degree in public health from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed the Navy’s General Preventive Medicine Residency, also at USUHS, and is board-certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine.