Jennifer Hepps, MD

Jennifer H Hepps, MD, Major, Army

Name: Jennifer H Hepps, MD, Major, Army

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Assistant Director, USU Pediatric Clerkship Associate Program Director, NCC Pediatrics Residency General Pediatrician, Walter Reed-Bethesda
Faculty Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Transitions-of-Care, Patient-and-Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement
Simulation-based Education, Health Systems Science

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-9655


B.A. Cognitive Neuroscience, Harvard University
Harris Fellowship in Child Development, Yale University
M.D. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Resident in Pediatrics, National Capital Consortium Pediatrics Residency


  • Using I-PASS in Psychiatry Residency Transitions of Care. Bowes MR, Santiago PN, Hepps JH, Hershey BR, Yu CE. Acad Psychiatry. 2017 Oct 30. doi: 10.1007/s40596-017-0822-1. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 29086242
  • Integrating Research, Quality Improvement, and Medical Education for Better Handoffs and Safer Care: Disseminating, Adapting, and Implementing the I-PASS Program. Starmer AJ, Spector ND, West DC, Srivastava R, Sectish TC, Landrigan CP; I-PASS Study Group. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017 Jul;43(7):319-329. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2017.04.001. Epub 2017 Jun 1. PMID: 28648217
  • Resident Experiences With Implementation of the I-PASS Handoff Bundle. Coffey M, Thomson K, Li SA, Bismilla Z, Starmer AJ, O'Toole JK, Blankenburg RL, Rosenbluth G, Cole FS, Yu CE, Hepps JH, Sectish TC, Spector ND, Srivastava R, Allen AD, Mahant S, Landrigan CP. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Jun;9(3):313-320. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-16-00616.1. PMID: 28638509
  • Families as Partners in Hospital Error and Adverse Event Surveillance. Khan A et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Apr 1;171(4):372-381. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.4812. PMID: 28241211
  • The Creation of Standard-Setting Videos to Support Faculty Observations of Learner Performance and Entrustment Decisions. Calaman S, Hepps JH, Bismilla Z, Carraccio C, Englander R, Feraco A, Landrigan CP, Lopreiato JO, Sectish TC, Starmer AJ, Yu CE, Spector ND, West DC; I-PASS Study Education Executive Committee. Acad Med. 2016 Feb;91(2):204-9. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000853. Review. PMID: 26266461
  • Variation in printed handoff documents: Results and recommendations from a multicenter needs assessment. Rosenbluth G, Bale JF, Starmer AJ, Spector ND, Srivastava R, West DC, Sectish TC, Landrigan CP; I-PASS Study Education Executive Committee. J Hosp Med. 2015 Aug;10(8):517-24. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2380. Epub 2015 May 26. PMID: 26014471
  • Changes in medical errors after implementation of a handoff program. Starmer AJ et al. N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 6;371(19):1803-12. doi: 10.1056/NEJMsa1405556. PMID: 25372088
  • Development, implementation, and dissemination of the I-PASS handoff curriculum: A multisite educational intervention to improve patient handoffs. Starmer AJ, O'Toole JK, Rosenbluth G, Calaman S, Balmer D, West DC, Bale JF Jr, Yu CE, Noble EL, Tse LL, Srivastava R, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC, Spector ND; I-PASS Study Education Executive Committee. Acad Med. 2014 Jun;89(6):876-84. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000264. PMID: 24871238
  • Placing faculty development front and center in a multisite educational initiative: lessons from the I-PASS Handoff study. O'Toole JK, West DC, Starmer AJ, Yu CE, Calaman S, Rosenbluth G, Hepps JH, Lopreiato JO, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC, Spector ND; I-PASS Study Education Executive Committee. Acad Pediatr. 2014 May-Jun;14(3):221-4. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2014.02.013. No abstract available. PMID: 24767774
  • I-pass, a mnemonic to standardize verbal handoffs. Starmer AJ, Spector ND, Srivastava R, Allen AD, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC; I-PASS Study Group. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb;129(2):201-4. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-2966. Epub 2012 Jan 9. No abstract available. PMID: 22232313