The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research seeks to improve the health of individuals, families, and populations by understanding the problems, issues and alternatives in the design and delivery of health care services.View website »
The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research seeks to improve the health of individuals, families, and populations by understanding the problems, issues and alternatives in the design and delivery of health care services.
As a recognized academic leader in epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology, UNC and the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology provide a unique forum to generate innovative, evidence-based solutions to challenges related to comparative effectiveness research and evaluation of the safety of drugs and devices in real-world clinical settings.
Over the past 15 years, pharmacoepidemiology has evolved toward a broader focus on epidemiologic questions arising in drug and vaccine development and in health services research more generally, including the observational study of beneficial or intended effects. Studies of intended drug effects are also known as effectiveness studies and include comparative effectiveness research (CER) studies.
Recently, the implementation of Medicare Part D has placed the importance of pharmaceuticals, comparative effectiveness, and medication therapy management services at the forefront of debates on health-care reform. DPOP is one of the few programs in the country whose faculty have active research programs in the field of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy.
As the coordinating center for multi-site public health and medical studies, the CSCC provides statistical, data management, study management and quality assurance services.
RTI International, one of the world's leading research institutes, provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries. Their multidisciplinary project teams include scientists and technicians in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, statistics, epidemiology, health services, economics and policy.