Leon Dupree Hatch, MD
University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainsville, FL, 2008
Pediatric Internship-Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Pediatric Residency-Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Neonatal mechanical ventilation, neonatal quality improvement, epidemiology, human factors engineering,
Dr. Hatch's research focuses on improving the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of mechanical ventilation (MV) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). His research uses methods from epidemiology, implementation science, bioinformatics, human factors engineering, and quality improvement. Recent and ongoing work has focused on the safety of endotracheal intubation in newborns, the epidemiology of MV and sedation use in the NICU, developing novel methods to measure and decrease harmful MV in the NICU. In addition to his research, Dr. Hatch organizes and leads the quality improvement program in the Vanderbilt NICUs as the Director of Quality Improvement and Implementation Research.