About Us


To move Columbia University Irving Medical Center towards zero preventable patient harm and establish Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital as national leaders in patient safety science through pioneering research, comprehensive education, and effective implementation. CPSS will bring together experts from Columbia University’s many schools, cultivating interdisciplinary collaboration and creating innovative patient safety solutions.


To be an international leader in the innovation, implementation, and dissemination of replicable, scalable, and evidence-based solutions to improve equitable patient care and achieve zero preventable harm.


To develop and implement patient safety research initiatives leveraging health IT, disseminate evidence-based best practices, and train generations of clinicians and researchers dedicated to quality, safety, equity, and outcomes in healthcare delivery.

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Our Commitment to Diversity

Our dedication to recruiting individuals from many backgrounds and demographics allows us to leverage these different perspectives and experiences in our common goal to continuously improve quality, safety, equity, and outcomes in healthcare delivery, and achieve zero preventable harm.

Our commitment is further demonstrated by an embedded Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee within the PSR Fellowship to ensure recruitment and mentoring of underrepresented groups, education and training in health equity, and ensuring Trainees’ research projects address the deep-rooted disparities that persist in healthcare delivery and outcomes.

Learn More About Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program