Barbara Duffy

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
B.S. Healthcare Management

A healthcare consultant, university professor, author, and committee member with over three decades of experience improving the design and delivery of safe, quality health care and more than a decade within academia. Experience includes aligning evidence-based practices with administrative processes and implementation of systemic solutions to positively influence patient safety and quality healthcare delivery as well as providing adult online learner active engagement. As a Doctorate educated multi-state Licensed RN, Risk Manager, Certified Accreditation Professional, and Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality other expertise includes accreditation, regulatory compliance, performance improvement, online instruction, and curriculum development, with dedication pertaining to continuous improvement within all aspects of healthcare, academia, and the community. This experience allows me to combine a career within healthcare with that of adult education and provides significant insight and parallels that complement each at Walden University. Currently, I also work as a consultant. I interview and edit/copywrite Thought Leaders in Healthcare for an online healthcare newsletter pertaining to innovation and transformation in healthcare today. I also write various articles within online newsletters.


DHS, Nova Southeastern University

MPH, American Public University

BS, University of Central Florida

Awards / Honors

Golden Pen Award - NAHQ, , 2008


Duffy, B. L. (2010). First, Protect the Patient from Harm ‑ Applying Adult Learning Principles to Patient Safety. Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality July/Aug 2010


Duffy, B. L. (2014). First, Protect the Patient from Harm. Florida Association for Healthcare Quality