Patricia C. Dykes, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

2020 to 2021

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Patricia Dykes is Program Director for Research in Center for Patient Safety, Research, and Practice, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.  Her research focuses on patient safety informatics; most notably fall prevention and integration of decision support into clinical workflows.

Dykes is the lead investigator on the Fall TIPS studies. She is also leading a CMS project to develop electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) related to care of patients post total joint surgery. Dykes is the Partners HealthCare site PI for the CONCERN project that is using EHR data and machine learning methods to identify patients at risk for deterioration.

Dr. Dykes is author of 2 books, over 100 peer reviewed publications, and has presented her work nationally and internationally. She is Board Chair of AMIA, an elected fellow of American Academy of Nursing, and the American College of Medical Informatics.