Lea Anne Gardner, PhD, RN
Patient Safety Analyst
Lea Anne Gardner is a Patient Safety Analyst with the Patient Safety Authority. Lea Anne has 30 plus years of research experience in patient safety, performance improvement, cardiology, and behavioral health. She has a diversified work experience, including previously working for the Authority as a Senior Patient Safety Analyst. Some of the other roles she has served include National Director of Quality Improvement, Nursing, and Population Health and IRB Administrative Director for a national behavioral health organization; Senior Associate at a prestigious physician organization for their Performance Measurement Committee; Coronary Intensive Care Nurse; Clinical Research Nurse and Nurse Research/Leadership Preceptor.p>
Lea Anne graduated with a diploma in nursing from the Illinois Masonic Medical Center School of Nursing in Chicago, IL; BS in Nursing and Psychology from Elmhurst College, IL; MSPH in Health Policy and Administration from UNC School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC; and PhD in Health Services Organizations and Research from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Psi Chi, and PRIM&R.