Carolinas HealthCare System

Carolinas Simulation Center’s research team conducts both basic and applied research using a variety of techniques. Through a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to advance research in simulation, education, and patient safety. Our team includes expertise in human factors and healthcare communication and has access to a variety of clinical subspecialties and patient care settings.

Research Initiatives Spotlight

Socioeconomic Bias: Impact on Physician Decision Making and Patient Safety

The purpose of this project is to use standardized patient encounters to determine whether physician bias towards patients of varying socioeconomic status exists, and how these biases may impact decision making, treatment, and patient outcomes.

Resident Physician Handoffs

As part of a multidisciplinary collaboration, we are conducting research focused on improving resident education and practices around patient handoffs.


January 26

Congratulations Heather Fasano on receiving a Society for Simulation in Healthcare Novice Research Grant!

Upcoming Events

February 17

CSC Research Steering Committee Spotlight Presenter: Brisa Hernandez; Family Medicine

March 17

Lunch and Learn Brown Bag Featuring: Sally Baek Topic: Design Research