The mission of the Saint Louis University Center for Interprofessional Education and
Research (CIER) is to develop a health care workforce that is prepared to practice and teach effective
team-based care and interprofessional collaborative practice by integrating research-inspired,
high-value, humanistic care.
To accomplish this mission, the CIER collaborates across the health professions schools,
residency programs and clinical practices to:
Prepare health professions graduates and health care providers for interprofessional
patient-centered, collaborative practice.
Advance the practice of effective and efficient interprofessional team-based care
to improve individual patient and population health outcomes.
Advance research and scholarly activity of interprofessional education and collaborative
Effective team-based care and interprofessional collaboration are essential to reliable,
high-quality care and outcomes and accomplishing the quadruple aim: