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Alan J. Card, PhD, MPH, CPHQ, CPHRM


As a Research Associate with The Center for Health Design, Dr. Card has been invaluable in several special projects including the development of the CHD online Safety Risk Assessment and a systematic review investigating the impact of single-patient rooms. He also serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and is the former Editor of the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management. His research tackles questions related to quality, safety, risk, and well-being in healthcare, with a particular focus on improving how healthcare organizations improve. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge in England, an MPH from the University of South Florida, and professional certifications in healthcare quality and healthcare risk management.