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Sylvia J. Hysong, Ph.D.


Lead Research Health Scientist, Implementation & Innovation Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Director, Ph.D. Fellowship in Health Services Research, Education & Training Core

Senior Scholar - Alumni Affairs, VA Quality Scholars Coordinating Center, Education & Training Core

Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine

Industrial/Organizational Psychologist




Phone:713-791-1414 ext. 10308

Research Interests

  • Primary health care as a work environment
  • Performance measurement and feedback systems
  • Care coordination in primary care settings


  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Services Research, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, Texas
  • Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Rice University, Houston, Texas
  • M.A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

Awards and Activities

  • Elected Fellow of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 2020
  • Norton Rose Fulbright L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award in Educational Leadership, Baylor College of Medicine, 2018
  • Journal of General Internal Medicine Distinguished Reviewer, 2013-2014
  • Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Evaluation, Baylor College of Medicine, 2013
  • Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award in Educational Research, Baylor College of Medicine, 2012
  • Academy of Distinguished Educators, Baylor College of Medicine, 2012-Present
  • University of Houston Excellence in Distance Education Award Nominee, 2002
  • Distinguished Service Award, Society for Human Resource Management, 1993

Dr. Hysong's BCM Profile Link *
Dr. Hysong's PubMed Link *
Dr. Hysong's VIICTR Profile Link *

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