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.

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What We Do

Methods & Expertise

Our members support other investigators by sharing their extensive experience and knowledge in various research methods.
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Clinical & Research Interests

Our research utilizes data collected under routine clinical conditions across a wide range of medical specialties.
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Education

Learn more about the different graduate program offerings in our area of health science, from master's to PhD degrees.
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Staff Spotlight

Juliana Pinheiro

Juliana Pinheiro

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. 

Aleena Surenian

Aleena Surenian

Research Project Coordinator

Aleena Surenian is a Project Coordinator at the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative. She has a BS in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University and an MPH from Boston University. She enjoys cooking Armenian food and hopes to revisit Armenia soon.

SuYeon Lee

SuYeon Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow

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.

Carolyn Schafer, MPH

Carolyn Schafer, MPH

Center Administrator

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. 

Owusu Bekoe

Owusu Bekoe

Program Assistant

Owusu Bekoe joined Northwestern University's faculty in 2021 after graduating from Howard University with BA in Political Science and Sociology. Owusu now provides vital administrative support for the center, while also spearheading its communication strategy. In his free time, he works towards becoming a data analyst and enjoys exploring Chicago's diverse arts and music scene.

Alexis Stewart

Alexis Stewart

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.

Harika Reddy, MPH

Harika Reddy, MPH

Research Project Coordinator

Harika joined Northwestern University in November 2022. She has a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Sociology and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Florida. In her free time, Harika enjoys physical activities, traveling with her dog Leo, and is a big fan of the Florida Gators and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Lynn Huang

Lynn Huang

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. 

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