2017 SQUIRE Writing Conference  

2017 Plenary Speaker:

Linda A. Headrick, MD, MS is Helen Mae Spiese Professor in Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri (MU SOM), where she is also a Senior Scholar at the Center for Health Care Quality. From 2002-2016 Dr. Headrick served as MU SOM’s Senior Associate Dean for Education, leading a team that enhanced the school's internationally recognized curriculum by emphasizing quality improvement and teamwork. In 2013, the AAMC recognized those efforts with a Learning Health System Challenge Award.  Dr. Headrick is a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Evaluation Committee and Chair of the AAMC’s Integrating Quality Steering Committee.  In addition to numerous peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Headrick has co-authored two books: Enhancing the Professional Culture of Academic Health Science Centers: Educators’ Stories of Creating Enduring Change (2013) and Fundamentals of Health Care Improvement: A Guide to Improving Your Patients’ Care, Second Edition (2012).   She received her MD at Stanford University and a masters in epidemiology/health services research at Case Western Reserve University.