The Center for Humanizing Critical Care brings researchers and clinicians together to focus on helping patients and family members make it through life-threatening illnesses and injuries with their humanity intact. Our goal is to transform the way we care for patients and families in intensive care units and during their transition back to normal life.

Why the Center was Created

We recognize how stressful a life-threatening illness can be to both patients and family members, and that people process information and make decisions in different ways. At the Center, we are performing research and developing tools that can be customized to the needs of individual patients and families. We engage in multidisciplinary research to better understand and improve the outcomes that matter most to patients and their families.

Our Projects

Here's a look at some of our current, planned and completed research projects.


Our Team

Meet the members of our research team.


Patient and Family Advisors

Core to the work of the Center is understanding the perspective of our patients and family members who are treated in our intensive care units.



Center faculty consistently publishes peer-reviewed studies in top scientific journals.