Professor Robert Wears, MD, is an emergency physician, Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida, and Visiting Professor in the Clinical Safety Research Unit at Imperial College London.
He serves on the board of directors of the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation, and multiple editorial boards, including Annals of Emergency Medicine, Human Factors and Ergonomics, the Journal of Patient Safety, and the International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine.
Professor Wears has been an active writer and co-edited the text Patient Safety in Emergency Medicine. He is a researcher with interests in technical work studies, joint cognitive systems, and particularly the impact of information technology on safety and resilient performance.
His work has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Patient Safety Foundation, the Emergency Medicine Foundation, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the Army Research Laboratory, and the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.