The Northwestern University Transplant Outcomes Research Collaborative (NUTORC) is an interdisciplinary collaboration of clinicians, health services researchers and content experts who are conducting patient-centered outcomes research to improve the quality, safety, efficacy, equity and implementation of evidence-based transplant medicine. We are also committed to training the next generation of health services researchers focused on quality, safety and equity for our patients.
NUTORC conducts transplant outcomes research, establishes best transplant practices, guides transplant policy and increases access to transplantation services. Our investigators have expertise in state-of-the art research methodologies to address questions in the field.
Elisa Gordon Lab
In her work, Elisa Gordon, PhD, MPH, aims to optimize the informed consent process by developing interventions that foster comprehension of treatment options and culturally competent care particularly for living donors and transplant candidates.
Professor of Surgery (Organ Transplantation)
Clinical interests: 1- Outcomes after Solid organ transplantation in Hispanics 2- Health communication and literacy in Solid Organ transplantation 3- Quality of Life in Solid Organ transplantation
Professor of Surgery (Organ Transplantation) and Medical Social Sciences (Determinants of Health)
My primary research presently focuses on the examination of safety vulnerabilities in kidney and liver transplantation. I have received a Dixon Innovation Award to study safety in kidney transplantati... [more]