Center for Patient Safety Research

Medical center

Center for Patient Safety Research

Decades after original reports on hospital patient safety, adverse events are still common.

Let’s fix that.

CPSR is a multidisciplinary collaboration among Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Weill Cornell Medicine, and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital designed to develop and test innovative strategies for improving patient safety and health outcomes using rigorous research methods. We conduct federally funded and hospital-supported research to test solutions that are replicable, scalable, and contribute to important advances in healthcare delivery.

Our research drives innovation

Results that inform national recommendations

Patient Safety Research Fellowship

Our unique 2-year federally funded training program leverages health information technology (health IT)

Our impact is real

Focus on quality, safety, effectiveness, and equitable care to achieve zero preventable harm

Our dedicated team

Designs rigorous research methods to develop innovative, scalable, practical solutions to real-world healthcare delivery problems

Validating Measures
From Oops Query to Rigorous Methods Design

Listen to this Joint Commission podcast with Jason Adelman, MD, MS to hear about a problem that sparked innovation | Total Time 16:15

CPSR is growing

Our collaborations have expanded across multiple disciplines and our research approaches have fully adopted a Learning Health System paradigm.