Sallie J. Weaver, PhD, MHS is an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist and program director in the Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch (HSIRB) of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program at the National Cancer Institute. She is working with the NCI Healthcare Teams Initiative that aims to improve the outcomes and experiences of people facing cancer through research examining teaming in cancer care and translation of evidence-based team performance 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. She concentrates specifically on safety climate, team and multi-team system performance, and leadership. She has extensive 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, with appointments in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Cary School of Business, and School of Nursing. 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.