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 12 - 17

Congratulations and welcome back to Crystal Bencken, Jennifer Noble, Tara Miltner, and Dawn Swiderski, who have just returned from presenting their course proposal(s) and research abstract(s) at the 2018 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare!

Upcoming Events

February 16

Please join Carolinas Simulation Center as we virtually host Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD of Indiana University for our next Lunch & Learn: Research Brown Bag session titled Understanding the Delphi Method