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Clinical & Research Interests

Health services and outcomes research conducted through the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine takes several forms. Our experimental research at CHSOR expands the boundaries of pragmatic trials by utilizing real-world clinical or administrative data collected under usual clinical conditions. Our observational studies include rigorous quasi-experiments, natural experiments, pure observational research and predictive or decision models. Explore the different types of work being led by our members across the university and healthcare systems below.

Acute Care & Emergency Medicine

This program aims to reduce cost and improve care available to critically ill and injured patients.
About Acute & Emergency Medicine

Behavioral Health

Members in this area investigate the quality of mental healthcare delivery for patients and providers.
About Behavioral Health

Chronic Disease Management

Research focuses on making care for chronic conditions, like diabetes, more efficient and effective.
About Chronic Disease

Disability & Rehabilitation

Investigators address care and disparities of care for patients with disabilities.
About Disability & Rehab

Manufacturing & Health

This program examines the health of manufacturing employees and communities and the value of health spending for companies.
About Manufacturing & Health

Maternal & Child Health

Investigators focus on peripartum health and reducing disparities in care and outcomes for pregnant patients and their babies.
About Maternal & Child Health


This program targets access and quality of pediatric and adolescent medicine, with an emphasis on clinical partnerships.
About Pediatrics

Quality & Safety

Investigators aim to improve the quality and safety and equity of healthcare delivery, experience, and outcomes.
About Quality & Safety


A collaboration across areas in the medical school and hospital system, this program spans all surgical specialties.
About Surgery


Research is led by an interdisciplinary cohort of clinicians, investigators and other experts in transplant medicine.
About Transplant


Clinician-scientists in this area strive to enhance the delivery of care for patients with urologic disease.
About Urology

Women's Health

This program addresses gynecologic cancer treatment and patient quality of life following surgery.
About Women's Health

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