The Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluative Sciences Research offers an intensive formal curriculum in clinical research training that has been structured to accommodate trainees with differing needs, backgrounds, and time commitments. Trainees and fellows emerge from our educational programs with the innovative tools necessary to create a state-of-the-art practice and to conduct cutting-edge research.
Our programs draw upon the talents of a unique multidisciplinary research team, comprised of faculty experts in health services research, clinical epidemiology, health education, psychosocial science, biostatistics, data analysis and computer programming, measurement theory, sampling and program evaluation, including cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, medical informatics, decision analysis, survey research, operations research and health economics. Our team is based in many different departments and institutions and conducts a multidisciplinary research conference, teaches a formal curriculum, provides methodological consults to investigators and supports data management and analysis. Additionally, our faculty serves as the core of the Research Methodology Conference (RMC), a biweekly multidisciplinary symposium. The objective of this conference is to focus on challenges in research methodology and to address issues that have arisen in the design and conduct of studies. The conference operates as a "think tank" on issues, and includes a full meeting of a multidisciplinary group consisting of clinical epidemiologists, biostatisticians, health educators, health services researchers, health economists, data systems experts, psychologists and cooperating investigators.