Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH), Brigham and Women's Hospital

The mission of the Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH) is to advance the science of surgical care delivery by studying effectiveness, quality, equity, and value at the population level, and to develop surgeon-scientists committed to excellence in these areas. Established at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 2005, CSPH is a joint program of Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The Center’s connectivity to these rich academic environments provides essential access to interdisciplinary expertise and resources both inside and outside of surgery. In our efforts to transform practice and influence public policy, CSPH works with a diverse set of collaborators, including academic institutions, non-profit and for-profit organizations nationally and internationally.

The CSPH has identified specific goals to ensure its strategic development in the areas of research, mentorship, and training aligns with its mission. The CSPH is committed to:

  • Expand and Disseminate Knowledge: Identify best practices in surgical care delivery through population-based outcomes research, comparative effectiveness research, innovations in education, and implementation science.
  • Transform Practice: Demonstrate how implementation of best practices can deliver surgical care that is safer, more patient-Centered, and of higher quality and value.
  • Train Future Leaders: Attract highly motivated and talented researchers and vigorously promote the education of tomorrow’s leaders in the science of surgical care delivery.
  • Engage the Larger Policy Community: Build partnerships at the local, regional, national, and international levels to achieve our vision. Establish CSPH as a source of policy generation.
  • Build a Culture of Excellence: Enable faculty to achieve success by establishing an environment of empowerment, constant improvement, support, and accountability.