Myrtede Alfred, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC. Dr. Alfred works in the Embedded Human Factors and Clinical Safety Science Unit and is a member of MUSC’s Patient Safety Team and Patient and Family Centered Care Steering Committee. She conducts research on perioperative patient safety and works with multidisciplinary teams to improve the overall delivery of care in the hospital.