CHSR Highlights 2017-2019

The Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research is pleased to announce the release of CHSR report. This report highlights continued accomplishments and endeavors of our faculty in improving the quality and equity of healthcare delivery through translational research and training initiatives. 
We are grateful for the generosity of our funders, donors, partners and sponsors!
Thank You
for participating in the TOY & FOOD DRIVE!
Due to your generosity, this will allow Ronald McDonald Family Room located on the 5th floor (Pediatric Critical Care Unit) of Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to facilitate a more encouraging environment for children and families going through potential life-changing medical situations and will offer a small piece of home to a child during their stay in the hospital.
Wishing you all the joys of the holiday season and we look forward to seeing you in 2020!

Two Spring 2020 Courses are Accepting Students

VU and VUMC employees who have completed a bachelor's or higher degree may take courses in the School of Medicine's master of public health (MPH) program as non-degree seeking students.

·         Decision Analysis in Medicine and Public Health (register by Jan. 3)
·         Data Science for Learning Health Systems (register by March 6)

PUBH-5512-01: Decision Analysis in Medicine and Public Health (3 hrs)
Thursdays from 1 to 4pm, Jan. 9 – April 2, 2020 
·         Instructor: Ashley Leech
·         Description: This course provides an overview of qualitative and quantitative decision making with a dominant focus on quantitative techniques, using clinical and economic endpoints and their role in clinical strategies of care and health policy. Topics include: cognitive heuristics, Bayes' theorem, ROC analysis, the study of diagnostic tests, meta-analysis, health states and utility measurement using expected value decision making, decision tree analysis, Markov processes and network simulation modeling, quantitative management of uncertainty, cost theory and accounting, cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis.
·         How to register: Instructor approval is not required; you can register for these courses in YES > Student Registration (instructions here)
PUBH-5560-01: Data Science for Learning Health Systems (1 hr)
Mondays from 3 to 5pm, March 16 – April 27, 2020
 ·         Instructor: Jordan Everson  Description: This course is designed to provide an intuition-based primer in using rapidly growing biomedical data to support continuous learning in healthcare. Students will gain a conceptual overview of the Learning Health System and the infrastructure necessary to support its development. Students will also be exposed to key concepts in data science, 'big data', and the application of a diverse methodologies to improve the quality of healthcare outside of traditional clinical trials and related approaches. No prior experience in data science is necessary, but an introductory statistics course will be helpful.
·         How to register: Instructor approval is not required; you can register for these courses in YES > Student Registration (instructions here)

Additional elective offerings can be found in YES. Feel free to contact Dr. David Stevenson to talk more about these or other electives for Spring 2020.
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