RISE Scholars

Marquita Genies, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
RISE Cohort 6

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Qualiy and Safety, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. I am dedicated to a research career focused on improving patient quality of care which encompasses safety, timeliness, efficiency, effectiveness, equity and patient centeredness. My experiences to date illustrate my commitment to an academic career in translational research. More specifically, I have an interest in improving the value of healthcare. Value encompasses and integrates many goals embraced in health care, such as quality, safety, patient centeredness, and cost containment. Increasing the value of medical care has paramount importance in the context of rising health care costs and variable quality of health care. My research in obesity and bronchiolitis have aimed to improve clinician adherence to evidenced based clinical practice guidelines to reduce variability in clinical practice and improve health outcomes. My short-term research goal is to focus my research efforts on quality and safety concerns surrounding the care of children in hospital settings. I will work towards this goal by designing, implementing and evaluating research initiatives focused on sustainable spread of evidence based medicine aimed at improving the care we provide to children with a diagnosis of bronchiolitis and community acquired pneumonia.