The Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy (CDRP) has a unique range of research that includes the development of innovations for clinical practice, evaluations of the economic and policy implications of those innovations, and linkages of these findings to the study of broader health care policies. Our purpose is twofold: directly improving the care and health of individual patients that we see in clinic through care innovations while influencing the policies that affect the financing and organization of care that ultimately determines whether innovations can be adopted. Apart from studying the policy implications of new interventions, it is equally important to study the clinical implications of new health care policies.
The health services researchers of the CDRP have rich experiences in translational research ranging from program evaluation to comparative effectiveness analysis. The core investigators also provide advisory or material support for the conception, design, and analysis of a broad range of quantitative research studies including clinical epidemiology, clinical trials, medical economic study methods, as well as medical health services research methods such as meta-analysis, decision analysis, and diabetes simulation modeling. We specialize in the following three core areas of research.