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 by Dr. Michael J. Zinner in 2005, CSPH is a joint program of Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. 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.
CSPH has identified specific goals to ensure its strategic development in the areas of research, mentorship, and training aligns with its mission.