The core foundation of the IHQSE is our team. Comprised of dedicated and gifted faculty, our team not only teaches the fundamentals of leadership, how to initiate change, and how to improve healthcare outcomes; they also guide and inspire IHQSE program participants to become better leaders and more effective catalysts of sustainable change.
Dr. Amy Barton, Professor and Daniel and Janet Mordecai Endowed Chair in Rural Health Nursing, earned a BSN from the University of Toledo, an MSN from the Medical College of Ohio, and a PhD from the University of Florida. As a national leader in nurse-led care, she provided the vision and strategic initiative to create Sheridan Health Services, a nurse-managed federally qualified community health center, serving low-income residents in an urban area southwest of Denver, Colorado. She was also instrumental in the development of i-LEAD, an online master’s option in nursing and healthcare systems leadership.
Her publications focus on faculty practice, interprofessional education, patient outcomes, quality and safety, and informatics. She is Editor of the Journal of Nursing Education. She has successfully competed for over $8.5 million in grants to support research, practice, and education. Her work in national quality and safety initiatives include the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses initiative and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement/Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation initiative on “Retooling for Quality and Safety.” She was an invited participant in the 2018 Macy Conference on Clinical Learning Environments. Her most recent grants awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration concern the development of interprofessional teams to enhance patient outcomes and the integration of behavioral health services in primary care. Dr. Barton is a member of the 2005 cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows. She is a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice and is a Fellow in the Western Academy of Nursing, the Academy of Nursing Education, and the American Academy of Nursing. She received the University of Colorado Denver Chancellor’s Recognition for Promoting and Supporting Diversity as well as alumni awards from the University of Toledo and the University of Florida.
Jeff Glasheen is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) where he is the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs—Quality and Safety Education, Chief Quality Officer at UCHealth, as well as University of Colorado Hospital. He was an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and completed his residency training, including a chief residency year, at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He previously served as Associate Program Director in the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program and has developed the residency’s Hospitalist Training Program, which has offered comprehensive hospitalist training to internal medicine residents since 2004. In 2012 he was named the Director of the University of Colorado’s Institute for Healthcare Quality Safety and Efficiency (IHQSE). This pioneering program is charged with enhancing the quality and safety of the care provided at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO). Jeff is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), and previously served on the Board of Directors and as past chair of the SHM Academic and Annual Meeting Committees. He is also the past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) committee charged with overseeing the recognition of Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine (FPHM) board certification for hospitalists. He was the course director for the 2010 Academic Hospitalist Leadership Summit and is the director of the Academic Hospitalist Academy, an annual 4-day meeting aimed at developing early academic hospitalists’ career skills.
Emily Gottenborg is an Assistant Professor within the Hospital Medicine Group at the University of Colorado, with an interest in system redesign, patient safety, and leadership in the healthcare setting. She has received advanced training during a Chief Residency in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the University of California, San Francisco, as well as through Intermountain Healthcare's Advanced Training Program, and the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency. Dr. Gottenborg has served as the Director of the Medicine Ward Service at the University of Colorado since 2014, and has multiple educational roles within the University, teaching learners of all levels and across the health professions about principles of medical leadership, quality improvement, and patient centered care.
Dr. Lyon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine for the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Currently serving as the Associate Program Director for the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program and an Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Family Medicine. Previously he served as the Medical Director of AF Williams Family Medicine Center, which is the academic clinic for the University of Colorado residents and faculty. While medical director, Dr. Lyon lead multiple quality and process improvement projects which led to NCQA Medical Home certifications and a large clinic model transformation re-design. Within the family medicine residency, Dr. Lyon leads the Evidence-Based Decision Making, leadership, and quality improvement curriculum and guide residents and faculty through process improvement projects.
Corey also completed a University of North Carolina Faculty Development Fellowship in 2009, National Institute for Program Director Development in 2014 and the Institute of Quality, Health, Safety and Efficiency program in 2015.
Dr. Hemali Patel is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. She completed medical school, residency and chief residency at the University of South Florida followed by a fellowship in Academic Hospital Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco focusing on Quality Improvement. She is Assistant Director of Quality Improvement for the Division of Hospital Medicine and Physician Advisor for utilization and case management for the University of Colorado Hospital. Her main interests are in health systems re-design to improve efficiency and quality of clinical care and practice.
Kathy Shaw is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing. Her nursing specialty is community and population health with a particular interest in undeserved populations. She has practiced in a variety of settings including home health, diabetes self-management education, nonprofit clinics and older adult research. Dr. Shaw's teaching experience spans more than 15 years, including baccalaureate and graduate-level nursing education and staff education/development. She teaches primarily in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program and graduate level courses, and has been teaching quality improvement and guiding students and clinicians in QI projects since 2013. She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator with a special interest in eliminating health disparities in diabetes self-management education and clinical care for adults.