Kathryn M. Kellogg

Kathryn M. Kellogg, MD, MPHKathryn M. Kellogg, MD, MPH, is an attending physician in Emergency Medicine, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and a clinical safety scientist, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare. In addition, she is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine, Clinician Scholar Track, Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Dr. Kellogg’s background includes training in systems engineering, human factors, and patient safety. She completed a Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety course at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her work on patient safety, emergency care, and avoidance of adverse events has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Pediatric Emergency Care and Annals of Emergency Medicine. For her contributions to the field of emergency medicine, she received a Faculty-of-the-Quarter award and a Junior Faculty-of-the-Year award, both bestowed by the Georgetown Emergency Medicine residency program. Dr. Kellogg is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

Her medical degree is from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY. She completed a residency in emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. Her master of public health degree is from Dartmouth College, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Hanover, NH.

Research Interests 

Dr. Kellogg’s research interests include the following:

  • Workplace stress and patient safety
  • Effect of workplace interruptions on decision making and patient safety
  • System-wide solutions to improve patient safety
  • Adverse event review
  • Pain score and analgesic use in pediatric patients
  • Medical education

Selected Research

Development of a Novel Tool for Interruption Management

Dr. Kellogg is principal investigator of a project sponsored by MedStar. This project is designed to create and pilot test a task management tool for emergency physicians.

Validation of an Alternative Simulation Technology

Dr. Kellogg is a co-investigator on this project sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This project is designed to compare the effectiveness of serious game simulation training with mannequin-based training in the obstetrical setting.

Evidence-Based User-Centered Design and Implementation Guidelines to Improve Health Information Technology Usability

Dr. Kellogg is a co-investigator on this project sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This project will develop evidence-based guidelines for system design and implementation.

View Dr. Kellogg’s publications on PubMed.

Visit Dr. Kellogg’s clinical practice page. 


  • Research Areas
  • Critical Care/Emergency Medicine
  • Health Services/Quality/Outcomes