Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Institute for Public Health and Medicine

NU-PATIENT K12 Faculty Training Program


The NU-PATIENT (Northwestern University Patient Centered Intervention and Engagement Training) Faculty Scholars Training Program is an AHRQ funded career development training grant designed to support the early research career development of junior faculty who will be engaged in comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR).

By learning to apply comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research methods, NU-PATIENT scholars will conduct high impact research in one or more of the following areas:

Patient-centered intervention

  • Patient-centered outcomes measurement and application
  • Clinical trials
  • Health systems change

Patient engagement and activation

  • Health Literacy and Communication
  • Risk analysis and decision science
  • E-health & M-health

Scholars will be supported in a rich training environment including a mentoring team (primary mentor, co-mentor and patient adviser), and four training cores built around existing centers of IPHAM, NUCATS and the IPR Q-Center:

  • Stakeholder partnership, health equity and dissemination planning
  • Comparative effectiveness methodologies
  • Engineering and technology in healthcare
  • Pathways to scientific independence

Program Information

633 N. St Clair St
19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Program Director
David Cella, PHD

Program Coordinator
Robert Chapman

Program Coordinator
Amy Sparling