Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research

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Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research

The Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research conducts research on policy issues relevant to the local, national, and global delivery of health care. Our research focuses on the efficient and equitable allocation of scarce health care resources. Examples include health care technology assessment and comparative effectiveness, disparities in treatment and preventive care, financing and reimbursement, and incentives for implementation of evidence-based practices.

Researchers in the Division use a variety of methods and data sources, for instance:

  • Evaluating both the diffusion of new medical technologies for radiation therapy for early stage breast cancer and disparities in access to these technologies using large, longitudinal data sets
  • Using computer simulation models to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of medical interventions to treat HIV, hepatitis C, and breast and colorectal cancers
  • Studying the associations between individual patient characteristics and systems of care in predicting orthopedic surgical outcomes in a patient registry
  • Conducting health economic evaluations using data collected in clinical trials of treatments and testing for HIV
  • Collecting and analyzing primary data for economic evaluations in multi-site studies, including costing studies, quality-of life and health utility assessments, and medication adherence evaluations
  • Collaborating with global health investigators to forecast and evaluate the costs and benefits of delivering interventions to prevent congenital syphilis in resource-poor settings such as Haiti

Full-time faculty members in the Division have a wide range of research collaborations.

  • Within Weill Cornell, we collaborate with researchers and clinicians in the Department of Medicine's Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Hematology/Oncology, and in the Departments of Psychiatry, Radiology, and Genetic Medicine. We also collaborate with colleagues at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and in Cornell University's Department of Policy Analysis and Management in Ithaca.
  • External collaborators are located at a wide variety of academic medical centers, including Boston Medical Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Miami School of Medicine, University of Texas at Austin, Vanderbilt University, and Yale School of Public Health.
  • We also collaborate with multi-site research networks including the AIDS Clinical Trials Group, the HMO Cancer Research Network, and the NIDA Clinical Trials Network.


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