OR Crisis Checklists

The Operating Room Crisis Checklists are a compendium of 17 checklists to guide surgical teams during unexpected, critical events in the OR.

Romper: Why Is It Still So Hard To Find Covid Vaccines For Babies & Toddlers?

Julie Rosenberg, MPH, in Romper on the challenges for parents to get COVID vaccines for infants and toddlers and the continued need for advocacy and resources to broaden access.

Sep 26 2023
Strengthening Global Health Security through Critical Immunization Programs

Drs. Rebecca Weintraub and Asaf Bitton are signatories on the latest report of the CSIS Working Group on Routine Immunizations and Global Health Security.

WP Live Explaining America: Declining life expectancy in the U.S.

Dr. Asaf Bitton and Dean Michelle Williams join “Explaining America” to discuss the current state of health care in the United States and strategies for improving care.

Apr 11 2023
NEWS - Perspectives
New York Times: The Aftermath of a Pandemic Requires as Much Focus as the Start

Dr. Atul Gawande pens an essay published in the New York Times on the aftermath of the pandemic and the need to reorient our health systems toward primary care.

Mar 17 2023
Becker’s Hospital Review: Viewpoint: Strengthening the CDC is ‘a matter of national security’

Becker’s Hospital Review covers the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security report “Building the CDC the Country Needs”.

Mar 3 2023
HSPH: Building a Stronger CDC

Dr. Asaf Bitton answers three questions on the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security recently published report “Building the CDC the Country Needs.”

Aubrey Samost-Williams

Aubrey Samost-Williams, MD, MS is an anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Safe Surgery/Safe Systems Fellow at Ariadne Labs. Her research at Ariadne primarily involves designing and implementing interventions to promote teamwork and communication in the perioperative space on projects using video-based simulations, educational interventions, and communication-focused checklist designs. She received her BS in… Continue reading Aubrey Samost-Williams

Improving the Implementation of the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist

By Anupama Murthy, MD; Mary Brindle, MD, MPH; Alex B. Haynes, MD, MPH; and George Molina, MD, MPH Twelve years ago, the World Health Organization’s Surgical Safety Checklist was introduced in a publication in The New England Journal of Medicine, sparking a worldwide movement to improve the culture of surgical safety. A major study in Scotland subsequently indicated that the use… Continue reading Improving the Implementation of the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist