Sallie J. Weaver, PhD, MHS is a Program Director in the NCI Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch (HSIRB). She co-directs the NCI Healthcare Teams Initiative that aims to stimulate research examining teamwork and coordination in cancer care and to translate related interventions into practice.
Dr. Weaver’s interests and research focus on organizational factors that influence team performance, and interventions designed to optimize patient safety, care quality, and coordination. This includes team and multi-team system performance, safety climate, and leadership. She 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 primary care settings both in the U.S. and internationally. 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.