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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?

School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Rollins School of Public Health faculty and fellows 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. A textbook will be provided as part of the course. This course has been approved for 26 hours of CME credit.  

How to Apply:

All interested candidates must submit a nomination form 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. Applications for the 2017 HSR course are no longer being accepted.

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2017 Course Schedule:

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Aug. 31

Overview of Health Services Research

Shipra Arya, MD

Sept. 7

Corporate Data Warehouses

Chad Robichaux, MD

Robert Palmer, PhD

Anjali Khakharia, MD

Sept. 14

Patient and Population Based Registries

Felix Fernandez, MD

Kevin Ward, PhD

Sept. 28

Secondary Data Analyses 

Laura Plantinga, PhD

Oct. 5

Mentorship and Resources for HSR

Lakshmanan Krishnamurthi, MD

Theresa Gillespie, PhD

Oct. 12 Funded Projects Panel: "How I Did It!"

Virginia Shaffer, MD

Camille Vaughan, MD

Ursula Kelly, PhD

Oct. 19 Broad Overview of Funding

Fred Sanfilippo, MD

David Howard, PhD

Oct. 26 Qualitative and Mixed Methods Approaches

Monique Hennink, PhD

Molly Perkins, PhD  
Nov. 2 Quality Improvement and Implementation Research

Anne Tomolo, MD

Cam Escoffery, MD

Nov. 9 

Patient Centered Outcomes Research

Neal Dickert, MD

Judith Fridovich-Kiel, PhD

Lakshmanan Krishnamurthi, MD

Nov. 16

Understanding Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health

Rachel Patzer, PhD

Carlos Del Rio, MD

Nov. 30

Health Econometrics and Decision Analysis

Jason Hockenberry, PhD

Victoria Phillips, PhD

Dec. 7

Assessing Outcomes in Medicine and Population Health

End of course reception

Ted Johnson, MD, MPH