Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

William Turner

I’m honored to be the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the newly created Center for Patient Safety Science. Columbia has a long history of dedication to addressing challenges and expanding access to quality care for patients, and developing opportunities for researchers and clinicians from underrepresented groups. The Center is committed to recruiting talented clinician-researchers across diverse communities and to providing guidance on DEI-related projects that improve safety, quality, equity, and outcomes in healthcare settings.

William Turner, MD, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Center for Patient Safety Science

The Center for Patient Safety Science is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in both our recruitment of researchers and in considerations for the study and design of our research. 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.

DEI in the Patient Safety Research Fellowship Program

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.