Bryan O. Buckley, MPH is currently a doctoral student (DrPH) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Microbiology from Michigan State University, and a Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Infectious Diseases and Administration from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. He has training in various performance improvement and change management methodologies, including Lean Healthcare Certification, TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer, human factors design, high reliability and the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program.
Bryan was previously a Manager of Patient Safety & Quality at the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center. He was responsible for the facilitation of multiple hospital patient-safety and quality-improvement efforts that focused on safety culture, person and family engagement, readmissions, health equity and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). He managed the federal accreditation as a listed PSO and directed activities related to compliance with federal and state laws to maintain the listing, analysis of healthcare adverse event, and group learning events. Later he transitioned to working on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) & Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) projects which focus on decreasing hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) and preventable 30-day readmissions. Mr. Buckley led the efforts around healthcare disparities, readmissions, and HAIs improvements. Bryan also worked at the State Health Department as an HAI Epidemiologist, where he assisted in the launch of the states Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) prevention initiative.
Currently, Bryan serves on the Advisory Board for the Michigan State University & Grand Valley State University MPH programs. As a member of the American Public Health Association, he serves as a Board Member of the Black Caucus of Health Workers and as Chair-Elect & Action Board representative for the Community Health Planning & Policy Development (CHPPD) section and was previously a Governing Counselor & Chair of the Policy Committee for CHPPD. He also served as a Board Member and Policy Chair for the Michigan Public Health Association. Bryan received the Outstanding Leadership in Community Health Award from MHA for his collaborate work with Michigan State University on their tobacco-free campus initiative as a Consultant.
Bryan was born and raised in Maryland and is a first generation American citizen with his mother from the country of Antigua & Barbuda and father from St. Kitts & Nevis. Bryan is married to his beautiful wife AnTanique and has two furbaby cats, Mystique, and Maximus. Following the completion of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health DrPH program, he plans to pursue a leadership position where he can direct complex organizations, develop innovative strategies, and implement practical solutions to pressing health challenges within hospitals and clinics in the United States. His interest is in the areas of population health management, and healthcare quality & safety.