Health Care Quality and Safety


For health care practitioners and providers, quality and safety are pressing concerns, and yet many tools to improve the quality and safety of medical care have roots in the social sciences, including psychology, economics, sociology, and anthropology.

The Program in Healthcare Quality and Safety will support a scholarly community from the University of Chicago committed to accelerating the development of health care quality improvement research, training, and practice.

Program Faculty

Many of the Program Faculty  have teaching experience in the Quality and Safety Scholars Track at the Pritzker School of Medicine. If you are interested in health care quality and patient safety, please contact CHeSS Executive Director Ellen Cohen at

Training Activities

The Committee on Clinical & Translational Science is working with the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy (GPHAP), a certificate program for students at the Booth School of Business, the Harris School of Public Policy, the Law School, and the School of Social Service Administration, to develop a graduate-level curriculum in health care quality and patient safety. For more information, please contact Laura Botwinick at