Undergraduate Degree

  • Bates College , 2002 , Lewiston , ME

Medical School

  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine , 2008 , Farmington , CT


  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia , 2008 , Philadelphia , PA


  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , 2011 , Philadelphia , PA


Patient Safety and Quality
  • Harvard Medical School , 2015 , Boston , MA

Graduate Degree

  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health , 2015 , Boston , MA


Dr. Kate Humphrey is a pediatric hospitalist and the Associate Medical Director for Patient Safety and Quality at Boston Children’s Hospital. She attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She subsequently participated in the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality and completed her Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Currently, Dr. Humphrey is responsible for leading the review of adverse events and driving change to improve patient care. In addition, she helps to develop and train the next generation of patient safety and quality leaders as the site director for the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality and mentor for the House Staff Council for Patient Safety and Quality. She continues to practice clinically as a pediatric hospitalist and conducts research in patient safety and quality.


  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics


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  1. Humphrey KE, Mirica M, Phansalkar S, Ozonoff A, Harper MB. Clinician Perceptions of Timing and Presentation of Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts. Appl Clin Inform. 2020 May; 11(3):487-496. View abstract
  2. Finkelstein JB, Cahill D, Young K, Humphrey K, Campbell J, Schumann C, Nelson CP, Gupta A, Estrada CR. Telemedicine for Pediatric Urological Postoperative Care is Safe, Convenient and Economical. J Urol. 2020 Jul; 204(1):144-148. View abstract
  3. Finkelstein JB, Cahill D, Kurtz MP, Campbell J, Schumann C, Varda BK, Grant R, Humphrey K, Meyers H, Nelson CP, Estrada CR. The Use of Telemedicine for the Postoperative Urological Care of Children: Results of a Pilot Program. J Urol. 2019 07; 202(1):159-163. View abstract
  4. Humphrey K, Jorina M, Harper M, Dodson B, Kim SY, Ozonoff A. An Investigation of Drug-Drug Interaction Alert Overrides at a Pediatric Hospital. Hosp Pediatr. 2018 05; 8(5):293-299. View abstract
  5. Shermont H, Pignataro S, Humphrey K, Bukoye B. Reducing Pediatric Readmissions: Using a Discharge Bundle Combined With Teach-back Methodology. J Nurs Care Qual. 2016 Jul-Sep; 31(3):224-32. View abstract