Meet Education Coordinator, Erin Eckert

Erin Eckert, MPA, CPPS is the Education Coordinator for the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality.  She leads Duke’s Team Training program, which includes developing and teaching TeamSTEPPS-based courses at Duke and nationally for the American Hospital Association’s Team Training program. She also coordinates Duke’s Annual Quality and Safety Conference, the Duke Evidence-Based Practice Workshop for clinician educators, virtual workshops for the Duke Program on Medical Misinformation, and supports the development and conduct of new educational programs for quality and safety at Duke. Erin previously worked in emergency management where she supported disaster responses and created response plans, training, and disaster simulations/exercises to prepare for a wide range of hazards – from chemical accidents and business disruptions to natural disasters and pandemics.

Erin is a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS), a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer, and trained in the Incident Command System (ICS).  Erin received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyon College and her Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Erin and her family reside in Hillsborough and enjoy visiting North Carolina’s many state parks and waterfalls.