Patient Safety

We apply safety science and systems-engineering principles to medical education and practice.

In our Patient Safety Research Center, we:

  • carry out transdisciplinary patient safety research
  • design and implement interdisciplinary educational programs for medical students and residents
  • foster an understanding of safety principles in medicine

Our researchers investigate a range of topics — including medication safety and the role of health informatics in patient safety — to identify and reduce health care-associated harm.

Research Projects

No current funded projects with this as the primary focus area.

Research Centers/Partners

  • Patient Safety Research Center
    10/11/17

    Director: Ranjit Singh, MB BChir, MBA

    Works to reduce the national burden of medical errors through educational and research programs using collaborative, multidisciplinary team-based safety measurement and enhancement.

  • Upstate New York Practice Based Research Network
    4/6/21

    Director: Laurene M. Tumiel Berhalter, PhD

    Investigates questions related to community-based primary care practice. Aims to improve patient care by translating research into practice and by involving practices in research.

Faculty

  • Singh, Ranjit

    Ranjit Singh, MB BChir MBA

    Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Research, Director, Primary Care Research Institute

    UB Downtown Gateway Department of Family Medicine 77 Goodell Street, Suite 220L Buffalo, NY 14203

    Phone: (716) 816-7275; Fax: (716) 845-6899

    Email: rs10@buffalo.edu