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Methods and Study Design

Eric Mortensen, M.D., leads the Methodology and Analysis Core. The Core is the centralized hub within the R24 providing faculty and trainees with the methodological expertise, datasets, programming resources, and network connections needed to conduct high quality PCOR/CER. Core faculty will provide guidance throughout the research process from:

  • Question and hypothesis formulation and refinement
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Study design
  • Study sample/cohort construction
  • Identification of appropriate datasets or natural laboratories
  • Intervention design
  • Data collection and measurement
  • Statistical analysis planning
  • Study implementation and monitoring
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Dissemination and implementation