Division Overview

The Outcomes and Health Services Research team focuses on understanding the patient, provider, and system factors that influence the quality, appropriateness, and outcomes of care. Faculty members then use relevant insights to develop interventions to improve quality and outcomes of care.

Clinical Focus

Specific clinical topics of interest include:

  • Asthma
  • Community-acquired pneumonia
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
  • Back pain

Faculty members use the following tools: 

  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Health services research
  • Risk adjustment
  • Clinical predication rules
  • Health psychology
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Quality improvement
  • Patient-centered outcomes research