Former Co-Chair / President
WHO Patients for Patient Safety Advisory Group /Mothers Against Medical Error and Consumers Advancing Patient Safety, United States
Since the medical error death of her young son Lewis in 2000, Helen Haskell has worked to bring the patient voice to healthcare safety and quality. She is president of the nonprofit patient organizations Mothers Against Medical Error and Consumers Advancing Patient Safety and a board member of Patient Safety Action Network and the International Society for Rapid Response Systems. She is former co-chair of the WHO Patients for Patient Safety Advisory Group, and a senior fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She has published over 50 articles and book chapters and is co-editor of an interprofessional textbook using patient narratives to teach patient safety and professional competencies. Helen Holds a BA in Classical Studies from Duke University and a master’s degree in Anthropology from Rice University in the US.