Sallie J. Weaver, PhD, MHS, is a Senior Scientist and Program Director in the Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch (HSIRB) at the National Cancer Institute. Sallie manages and conducts research on organizational factors that influence clinical team performance, and interventions to optimize patient safety, care quality, and coordination within and across health system boundaries. She co-directs the NCI Healthcare Teams & Teamwork Processes in Cancer Care Delivery initiative to improve outcomes and experiences of people facing cancer through research on teaming and translation of evidence-based team interventions into practice. Sallie’s interests also include research addressing disparities in care quality and access. She currently supports the NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Rural Cancer Control Research initiatives.
Sallie has experience in both survey and quasi-experimental research methods, applying them to examine team and organizational performance outcomes and implementation strategies in acute and ambulatory care settings. Prior to joining NCI in October 2016, Sallie was an Associate Professor in Dept. of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She was also core faculty in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.
Dr. Weaver earned her MS and PhD in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and her post-doctoral MHS in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.