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Health Services Research Core Curriculum

The School of Medicine Office of Faculty Development is pleased to offer this development course focused on Health Services Research. See below for a detailed course curriculum and information on applying.

Who is eligible?

The 2018 course will be open to faculty and fellows from each Georgia CTSA academic institutions with an interest in research or scholarship, but limited experience with health services research. 

What is the time commitment?

This course consists of thirteen sessions held two to three times monthly from August to December.  Sessions will meet on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 PM and faculty accepted into the program are expected to attend all sessions. Attendees will be required to read 2-3 articles prior to each session. Examples of in-class activities include critical discussions of HSR publications, development of secondary data analysis questions and qualitative methods activities. 

How to apply:

All interested candidates must submit an application and CV. Nominations can be made directly by applicants or leadership. All applications must include a brief statement from the candidate as to what they hope to gain from participation.  

Online Form | PDF Application
Deadline: June 20, 2018

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2018 Course Schedule:

Section 1: Introduction

Aug. 23

Overview of Health Services Research & Introduction to the Course

Michal Horný, PhD, MSc

Aug. 30

Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health

Rachel Patzer, PhD, MPH

Carlos Del Rio, MD

Section 2: Methodological Approaches

Sept. 6

Qualitative and Mixed Methods 

Monique Hennink, PhD

Molly Perkins, PhD, MA

Sept. 20

Quality Improvement and Implementation Research

Anne Tomolo, MD

Cam Escoffery, MD

Sept. 27

Patient-centered Outcomes Research

Judith Fridovich-Kiel, PhD

Lakshmanan Krishnamurthi, MD

Oct. 4 Health Econom(etr)ics and Pharmacoeconomics

Jason Hockenberry, PhD

Courtney Yarbrough, PhD

Oct. 18 Cost-effectiveness Analysis and Decision Analysis

Michal Horný, PhD, MSc

Victoria Phillips, PhD

Section 3: Essential Resources

Oct. 25 Patient and Population-Based Registries

Felix Fernandez, MD

Kevin Ward, PhD

Nov. 1 Data, Time, and Support Services

Theresa Gillespie, PhD

Chad Robichaux, MPH

Nov. 8

Secondary Data Analyses 

Michal Horný, PhD, MSc

Laura Plantinga, PhD

Nov. 15

Overview of Funding

David Howard, PhD

Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhD

Nov. 29

Panel Discussion on Funded Projects

Neal Dickert, Jr., MD, PhD

Ursula Kelly, PhD

Virginia Shaffer, MD

Camille Vaughan, MD, MS

Dec. 6

Assessing Outcomes in Medicine and Population Health

Ted Johnson, MD, MPH