Meet the Safety Learning Lab Team

The Safety Learning Lab is dedicated to improving patient safety for mothers and babies during labor and delivery. We use a mixed methods approach to develop, pilot, and test various aspects of maternal and neonatal care. Our team is comprised of parent stakeholders, healthcare providers, and experts in design and human factors.

SLLNMC Leadership:

Principal InvestigatorLou Halamek, MD, FAAP / Professor, Pediatrics & Director of CAPE (Stanford)

Co-InvestigatorHenry Lee, MD, MS, FAAP / Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Stanford) & Co-PI, Chief Medical Officer of CPQCC

Project 1 LeaderJanene H. Fuerch, MD, FAAP / Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Stanford)

Project 2 LeaderKay Daniels, MD / Clinical Professor, Ob-gyn (Stanford)

Project 3 LeaderAudrey Lyndon, PhD, RN, FAAN / Associate Professor, School of Nursing (USCF)

Project 4 LeaderNaola Shaneal Austin, MD / Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology (Stanford)

Project ManagerLillian Sie, MPH

Lead Consultants

EngineerDoug Schwandt, MS / MotionGenesis

DesignerJules Sherman, MFA / JS Design Group, Inc. & Maternal Life, LLC


Team Members:

Julie Arafeh, RN, MSN

Lorena Ramirez Behrmann, RN

Janine Bergin, BS

Ritu Chitkara, MD, FAAP

Susan Crowe, MD

Arun Gupta, MD

Laura Hedli, MS

Alexandria Kristensen-Cabrera, BS

Ethan Li, BS

Jennifer Malana, RN

Russell Meeks, AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP / Meeks, Coates, + Eaton Architects, Inc.

Maya Prasad

Karina Robinson

Linh Tran-Ito, MD

Nicole Yamada, MD, FAAP

Amanda Yeaton-Massey, MD

Madeleine Weiss

Mary Yurashevich, MD

Marya Zlatnik, MD