Theodore Speroff, PhD

Health Services Research & Development, TVHS Veterans Affairs
Department of Medicine
Department of Biostatistics

Dr. Theodore Speroff’s research portfolio includes health services research and outcomes assessment, continuous quality improvement and patient safety in health care, assessment of patient preferences and clinical decision analysis, applied clinical informatics, and methodological reviews of the literature and meta-analysis. He has previously led multi-site, national collaborative studies across large organizations. His primary focus has been to advance the underlying science for clinical quality improvement work and the measurement of quality. He has mentored multiple post-doctoral and pre-doctoral student, fellows, and junior faculty as well as faculty with career development awards. Dr. Speroff has 25 years of professional experience in quality improvement that ranges from hospital-based firm trials of quality improvement to community based quality improvement. He is a Professor of Medicine, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine, is a graduate of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Speroff is a VA Senior Scholar and Associate Director of the Nashville site of the VA National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program, a member of the VA HSR&D Scientific Review and Evaluation Board, and board member of the Academy for Healthcare Improvement.