Improving healthcare through research.
The Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research (CHSOR) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Institute for Public Health and Medicine generates new knowledge to improve healthcare practice, population health and health equity by discovering which healthcare interventions work best for which people. Our research interests span a broad spectrum, from preventive services to diagnostic approaches and treatments to different forms of healthcare delivery, organization or financing.
What We Do
Methods & ExpertiseOur members support other investigators by sharing their extensive experience and knowledge in various research methods.
Clinical & Research InterestsOur research utilizes data collected under routine clinical conditions across a wide range of medical specialties.
EducationLearn more about the different graduate program offerings in our area of health science, from master's to PhD degrees.
Research Project Coordinator
Matthew Gooden is a research project coordinator working with Elisa Gordon, PhD. He graduated with his Master of Science degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2020. He enjoys resistance and aerobic training, meeting new people and learning about various cultures.
Owusu Bekoe joined Northwestern in 2021 after graduating from Howard University with a BA in political Science and Sociology. He currently curates the CHSOR Brief(ly) newsletter and manages the center’s Twitter account. Outside work, Owusu lends himself to LGBTQ+ causes in his local Chicago community and Ghana.
Research Data Analyst
Lynn Huang joined Northwestern in February 2022. She has an MS in statistics and worked on multiple big data research projects during her time in school, including an NSF-REU in machine learning. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new neighborhoods, cooking and live music.
Research Study Assistant
Juliana Pinheiro joined Northwestern in 2022. She studied biochemistry and neuroscience at Augustana College and then worked as a research associate at MD Anderson Cancer Center, spearheading a project studying a novel therapeutic treatment in glioblastomas. She enjoys running, soccer and geeking out over Philosophy of Mind theories.
Su Lee is a postdoctoral scholar at Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC). Before joining the team, she received a PhD in prevention science at Washington State University. Her research interests include understanding risk and protective factors for optimal health and well-being among mothers of color and their children. She enjoys biking, walking, hiking and camping.
Research Study Assistant
Alexis Stewart joined Northwestern in 2021 after graduating with a BBA in marketing and sociology from Mercer University. Previously, she researched the relationship between religiosity and mortality risk and assisted faculty-led research on student mental health. She enjoys reading, baking and exploring new parts of Chicago.
Research Project Manager
Carolyn Schafer joined CHSOR in December 2021. Carolyn grew up in Cleveland, OH and worked in Malawi and Sierra Leone before moving to Chicago. She is interested in health systems strengthening and mental health. Outside of work she enjoys working out and reading.
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