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Christopher P.  Landrigan, MD, MPH

Department: Department of Medicine
Research Centers: General Pediatrics Research Center
Hospital Title: Hospital Title
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Research Area: Patient safety
Resident sleep loss

Research Overview 

Chris Landrigan seeks to improve the quality of care in hospitals by studying the structure, processes and outcomes of hospital care. His research focuses on patient safety, as well as efficiency, variability and quality of care in pediatric hospitalist systems. He has a strong interest in the effects of physicians' sleep deprivation on patient and physician safety. 

Major goals of Dr. Landrigan's work include:

  • To improve the quality of inpatient pediatric care
  • To improve the safety of patient care by testing interventions to improve physicians' working conditions
  • To broadly implement changes in working conditions that will improve the safety and quality of life of health care providers and others

About Christopher Landrigan

Christopher Landrigan received his MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and his MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his residency at Boston Children's Hospital. In 2001 Dr. Landrigan was awarded the Medical Student Teaching Award, for excellence in clinical teaching of medical students at Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School.

Key Publications

  • Landrigan CP, Rothschild JM, Cronin JW, Kaushal R, Burdick E, Katz JT, Lilly CM, Stone PH, Lockley SW, Bates DW, Czeisler CA. Effect of Reducing Interns' Work Hours on Serious Medical Errors in Intensive Care Units. New Engl J Med 2004; 351: 1838-1848.
  • Landrigan CP, Srivastava R, Muret-Wagstaff S, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D, Graef JW, Homer CJ, Goldmann DA. Impact of a Health Maintenance Organization Hospitalist System in Academic Pediatrics. Pediatrics 2002; 110: 720-728.
  • Landrigan CP, Muret-Wagstaff S, Chiang VW, Nigrin DJ, Goldmann DA, Finkelstein JA. Effect of a Pediatric Hospitalist System on Housestaff Education and Experience. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2002; 156: 877-883.

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