Katie Carlin, MBA, serves as the Assistant Vice President of Business Development and Operations for the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety. In this role she is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Institute’s organizational infrastructure that supports and enhances the Institute’s ability to provide high quality education, research and consulting in patient safety and clinical quality. Katie also serves as project manager on a 5-year, $8.7M federal contract vehicle to build federal research capacity related to diagnosis safety for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Katie joined MedStar Health in 2013 serving as Director of Research Development, Planning and Communications for the MedStar Health Research Institute. A strategic, diplomatic, and collaborative business development leader, she played a significant role in developing and enhancing MedStar's research infrastructure. This included fostering system-wide collaborations among investigators, leading communication and marketing efforts, developing partnerships with external third-party organizations, and creating strategic plans to help enhance MedStar's diverse and robust research programs. Prior to joining MedStar, Katie served as the Manager of Marketing and Business Development for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University, where she was responsible for the creation and implementation of marketing and growth strategies. At George Washington, she was a key contributor in the telehealth space and participated in telehealth research projects in the areas of cancer prevention, emergency medicine, wound care and peritoneal dialysis. Katie received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University where she was captain of the two-time NCAA DI Championship women’s lacrosse team and earned her Masters of Business Administration from the George Washington University. She lives in Severna Park, MD with her husband, two kids and dog Lulu.