Columbia University Patient Safety and Health Services Research Fellowship

Building the future of zero harm.

From emergency departments and surgical units to inpatient, clinic, and diagnostic floors, patient safety and health services innovations are critical to continuously improve care and outcomes.

The Center for Patient Safety Research offers a 2-year Patient Safety and Health Services Research Fellowship funded through Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to develop a diverse cadre of next-generation leaders.

Demographics in first funding cycle reflect program commitment to diversity

First 5-year cycle reflects our diversity commitment

3 of 8 Trainees were from Underrepresented Minority Groups and 5 of 8 were Women

7 Trainees completed a research-intensive MS degree; 1 Trainee already had a Masters in Health Policy Research

Innovative, Interdisciplinary,

This postdoctoral research fellowship offers over 80% protected time for research and tuition funds for a Master of Science degree in a research-oriented field such as Epidemiology, Clinical Research Methods, or Patient-Oriented Research at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.


Our innovative multidisciplinary team-based model

PSR Fellows

Leverage health IT and informatics with direct experience in patient safety operations

Faculty Mentors

Conduct cutting-edge research at our world-renowned facilities


For all physicians pursuing a career in patient safety and health services research