Our team is committed to creating a new culture of safety in health care for Texas by challenging traditional thinking to eliminate preventable harm. We are focused on reducing medical errors and assuring Texans receive the highest quality of health care through extensive education, community outreach initiatives and quality improvement programs.
Dr. Wagner has a passion for helping people navigate health care. Her research focuses on health literacy, the ability for people to obtain, read, understand and use healthcare information to make appropriate health decisions and follow instructions for treatment.
Bobbie is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with 25 years of nursing experience and 19+ years of advanced practice. She has a diverse practice background including family practice, student health, occupational health, acute care, and surgery. Her goal in practice is to partner with patients providing guidance and leadership towards health decisions that are safe and promote improved quality of life
Justin is a Registered Nurse with over 18 years of hospital experience including critical care, transplant, neuroscience, data analytics, quality improvement and Risk/Patient safety. Justin has been recognized as a leader, educator, and innovator who utilizes creativity and experience to drive project management, process improvement, and patient safety.
Dr. Allsopp’s area of focus is Asthma 411, a comprehensive evidence-based program that equips school nurses with the necessary training and resources to quickly respond to a child in respiratory distress.
With over 10 years of experience in higher education, Kasondra has an extensive background in administration, educational leadership, outreach, and community service. As an individual that possesses a high level of emotional intelligence and is socially adaptable to changing situational demands, I strive in a department where being a servant leader is a priority and the key to ultimate success within our communities.
Rachel is an organized and passionate individual with 8+ years of experience in communications in corporate and nonprofit organizations. Rachel oversees and executes SaferCare Texas’ communications and outreach with a goal to improve patient safety.
Molly O’Brien has worked in non-profits, such as long-term care facilities and private home care, acting as the liaison between patients and their loved ones. Having joined HSC’s Institute for Health Disparities in 2018, Molly now works in our SaferCare department. She oversees day-to-day activities and provides support to the SaferCare Texas team.
Dr. Kate Taylor is an experienced board-certified family nurse practitioner with 22 years in health care. Dr. Taylor is active in the clinical education of UNTHSC health profession students and SaferCare Texas improving safety in care delivery. She deeply appreciates and respects older adults and her goal is to make a difference in their lives.
Emergency Physician with 25 years of interprofessional practice starting as an Emergency Medical Technician working in rural settings, a Paramedic and Registered Nurse in Emergency Departments and Air Medical programs, to becoming an Emergency Physician whose passion lies in improving healthcare systems. A recognized leader in Integrated Healthcare Delivery focused on inter-professional teams in top-of-licensure practices that are changing the landscape for population health.
As Director of Interprofessional Education & Practice, Dr. Farmer teaches collaborative practice competencies within the context of Interprofessional Teams. Dr. Farmer has twenty-three years’ experience in the clinical practice of counseling psychology.
Dr. Rafia Rasu is a health services outcomes researcher. She analyzed numerous population health level state and national level datasets, EMR, and hospital quality/safety dataset to evaluate effectiveness and safety of care. She applies risk adjustment techniques with real-world evidence to make informed decisions.
Dr. Aryal conducts statistical methodological research on topics including environmental monitoring, sample size determination and hypothesis testing. In addition, he collaborates extensively on interdisciplinary projects with researchers within and outside UNT Health Science Center