Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and with the Center for the Advancement of Team Science, Analytics, and Systems Thinking in Health Services and Implementation Science Research (CATALYST) at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. An Industrial-Organizational Psychologist by training, my mission is to improve patient safety and healthcare quality by increasing healthcare professionals’ individual and team performance. I have over 100 scholarly works (peer-reviewed manuscripts, academic presentations, scientific posters, book chapters, and invited talks) in these areas. More specifically, my research is in the following areas:
Healthcare Teamwork/Interprofessional Collaboration
If you have ever been on a team, you know that team members do not always work together effectively. A major part of my research seeks to understand and improve teamwork in the healthcare setting. Team dynamics can become even more complicated when different professions (e.g., physicians, nurses, pharmacists, etc.) must work together- which is often the case in healthcare settings. My work tries to understand these dynamics and designs interventions and tools to improve interprofessional teamwork and collaboration.
- Representative publications: Gregory ME, Hughes AM, Benishek LE, Sonesh SC, Lazzara EH, Woodard LD, Salas E. Toward the development of the perfect medical team: Critical components for adaptation. J Pt Saf. 2019 Apr. Published Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000s000598
- Gregory ME, Rosenthal SW, Hysong SJ, Anderson J, Woodard L, Naik AD, Godwin KM. Examining changes in interprofessional attitudes associated with virtual interprofessional training. J Interprof Care. 2020 Jan-Feb; 34(1): 124-127. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2019.1637335
- Hughes AM, Patterson PD, Weaver MD, Gregory ME, Sonesh SC, Landsittel DP, Krackhardt D, Hostler D, Lazzara EH, Wang X, Vena JE, Salas E, Yealy DM. Teammate familiarity, teamwork, and risk of workplace injury in Emergency Medical Services teams. J Emerg Nurs. 2017 Jul; 43: 339-346. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2016.11.007.
Simulation, Training, & Virtual Reality
Another major component of my work is developing, implementing, and evaluating training programs for healthcare professionals and health professions students. I particularly enjoy working with simulation-based training, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Learn more about some of this work here.
- Representative publications: Amini H, Gregory ME, Abrams MA, Luna J, Roland M, Sova LN, Bean C, Huang Y, Pfeil SA, Townsend J, Lin EJD. MPATHI: An immersive virtual reality-based empathy training for dental providers. J Dent Educ. In Press.
- Nyein KP, Gregory ME. Needs assessment and stakeholders in medical simulation curriculum development. Stat Pearls. 2020 Feb; PMID: 32119390
- Gregory ME, Benishek LE, Lazzara EH, Feldman M, Rosen MA, Perry SJ. Simulation-based training across the medical education continuum. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 2012 Sept; 56(1): 961-964. doi: 10.1177/1071181312561201
Clinical Informatics Tools and Telehealth
Part of my work entails studying the development, implementation, usability, usefulness, and outcomes of various clinical informatics tools, such as telehealth/telemedicine, electronic health records, mobile health apps, and patient portals.
- Representative publications: Gregory ME, Sonesh SC, Hughes AM, Schulman C, Marttos A, Salas E. Using telemedicine in mass casualty disasters. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2020 Feb; EPub Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2019.156.
- Gregory ME, Russo E, Singh H. Electronic Health Record alert-related workload as a predictor of burnout in Primary Care Providers. Appl Clin Inform. 2017 Jul; 8: 686-697. doi: 10.4338/ACI-2017-01-RA-0003
- Sieck CJ, Walker DM, Gregory ME, Fareed N, Hefner JL. Assessing capacity to engage in healthcare to improve the patient experience through health information technology. Pt Exp J. 2019 Jul; 6(2): 28-34. doi: 10.35680/2372-0247.1366
Evaluation and Surveys
To understand whether the work described above had any impact, it must be measured and evaluated. While I also utilize qualitative methods such as interviews and observations, I most enjoy working with surveys. I rely upon a strong psychometric foundation from my psychology training to support the development and validation of self-report scales for numerous projects — from infection prevention, to assessing surgeons’ knowledge, to training evaluations.
- Representative publications: McAlearney AS, Gregory ME, Walker DM, Edwards M. Development of an organizational readiness to change instrument focused on cultural competency. Health Serv Res. 2021 Feb; 56, 145-153.
- Sonesh SC, Gregory ME, Hughes AM, Feitosa J, Benishek LE, Verhoeven D, Patzer B, Salazar M, Gonzalez L, Salas E. Team training in obstetrics: A multi-level evaluation. Fam Syst Health. 2015 Sept; 33(3): 250-261. doi: 10.1037/fsh0000148
Please feel free to explore my page to learn more about my work!