Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes
The Center for Patient Centered Outcomes provides a bridge and an incubator for investigators and clinician-scientists across FSM and the University, whose research and interests focus on integration of health outcomes that incorporate the centrality and perspective of the patient. Patient centered outcomes are health outcomes ranging from standard clinical outcomes to those measuring health-related quality of life (symptoms, function and well being), integrating the voice and perspective of patients and their families to improve health care, access and decision-making.
David Cella, PhD, a pioneer in the field of outcome science and a passionate advocate for incorporating the voice of the patient, is director of the Center and Chair of the Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), the departmental base of the Center. MSS has a rich and varied patient-centered outcomes research program spanning from measurement innovation in patient reported outcomes (PROs) to clinical application including central emphasis onthe use of health information technology. The Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes builds upon the MSS departmental outcome science base by expanding research and training infrastructure for patient-centered outcome research across all of FSM. Center members include faculty across a rangeof FSM departments and divisions including MSS, Surgery, Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine and Biomedical Informatics.
The goals of the Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes are to:
- Serve as an interdisciplinary incubator for patient centered outcomes research at FSM and across the University. Forge novel collaborations amongst diverse faculty to catalyze innovative outcome science research including:
- Link clinician scientists interested in integrating patient outcomes into research and clinical care with outcome science methodologists
- Promote innovative outcome science research including linkage of patient-centered approaches to diverse areas of research such as decision science and mechanistic research
- Build scientific capacity for patient-centered outcomes research at NU including strategic alignment with the research priorities of PCORI (www.PCORI.org) and facilitation of large scale integrated initiatives such as centers and program projects
- Utilize MSS's well-developed research infrastructure to support and enable investigators and clinician scientists throughout FSM engaged in parent-centered outcomes research
- Promote scientific discourse and training in patient centered outcomes research including:
- Foster scientific exchange via seminars and work-in-progress meetings that enable cross-fertilization and critical feedback. In this way, promote high quality cross-disciplinary research patient-centered outcomes to improve health and health care.
- Create opportunities for engagement with key stakeholders for patient-centered research.
- Provide mentorship and apprenticeship opportunities for postdocs, graduate students, medical students and residents interested in patient-centered outcomes research in partnership with the Center for Public Health Education and FSM and Arts and Sciences training programs.
- Program in Health Measurement
- Program in Outcomes Science
- Program in Patient-Centered Informatics
- Program in Developmental Mechanisms of Health & Disease
Schools, Departments, Institutes, Centers, and Community Partners Represented
- Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Social Sciences (Divisions of Biostatistics/Data Management, Informatics/Psychometrics, Outcomes Measurement and Survey Core), Preventive Medicine (Divisions of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics), CHS (Centers for Maternal and Child Healthcare, Chronic Disease & Outcomes, Health Economics, and Healthcare Quality and Safety Innovation), NUCATS (Bioinformatics Center), All Clinical Departments (i.e., Medicine, Surgery, etc.)
- Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics
- McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
- Kellogg School of Management
Management and Strategy
- School Communication
Communication Sciences and Disorders
- School of Education and Social Policy
Program on Human Development and Social Policy
633 N. St. Clair, 19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
David Cella, PhD
This page last updated Feb 1, 2013