Dr. Jeffrey Brady
Jeffrey Brady, M.D., M.P.H., has served as the Director of AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety since 2014. He co-chairs the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety, which released a National Action Plan in 2020. As a member of the AHRQ Senior Leadership Team, he leads a part of the Agency that conducts several AHRQ programs, including
- Patient Safety Research.
- Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevention.
- Patient Safety Organization Program.
- National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Report (NHQDR) Program.
- Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Program.
Dr. Brady led the AHRQ Patient Safety Research Program from 2009 to 2014, and in a prior position at AHRQ, he led the team that produces the NHQDR, an annual report 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.