Health Services Research

Following the Patient

Every year, more than 35 million patients walk through the doors of hospitals and clinics with questions about their health and about their care. Questions range from medication dosing to treatment expectations to paying the bill. Every question is equally important to patients, and to those who love them. At the DCRI, finding answers to those questions is a commitment we’re making through our Health Services Research efforts. Because a significant part of improving outcomes is improving what patients know.

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Our Research is Focused on Three Critical Areas

Assessing Population Health

Who are the patients and what are their experiences?

  • Pharmaco-epidemiology
  • Population studies
  • Quality of care
  • Existing registries

Researching Clinical Care
and Outcomes

Are patients getting the right treatment, at the right time, for the right outcomes?

  • Clinical effectiveness research (CER)
  • Drug and device safety
  • Mobile health
  • Medical decision making
  • Informed health decisions
  • Patient-reported outcomes

Changing Care

How do we fundamentally change
clinical practice?

The DCRI Health Services Research Faculty Leadership


Tracy Wang, MD, MHS, MSc
Director, Health Services Research

DCRI Health Services Research by the Numbers

Our commitment is evidenced by the number of resources we can access to find the answers that will improve patient care.

  • 10 million+ patients in outcomes studies
  • 3,000+ publications in the past 10 years
  • Millions of patients enrolled in DCRI-created registries
  • 50+ clinical and statistical faculty
  • 150+ full-time employees