Charles Drew University Center for Health Services Research
The Minority Research Infrastructure Support Program (MRISP) at Charles Drew University has established a Health Services Research Center to enhance the capability of CDU investigators to engage in methodologically rigorous health services research (HSR).
What is Health Services Research?
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) defines health services research as empirical work that “examines how people get access to health care, how much care costs, and what happens to patients as a result of this care.” Further, AHRQ states that “the main goals of health services research are to identify the most effective ways to organize, manage, finance, and deliver high quality care; reduce medical errors; and improve patient safety.”The Charles Drew University Health Services Research Center focuses on access, quality, safety, cost, clinical effectiveness, and organization of care relative to vulnerable populations, underserved communities, and safety net systems.
The Charles Drew University Center for Health Services Research (HSR) seeks to enhance the capability of CDU investigators to engage in methodologically rigorous health services research, facilitate manuscript submission to HSR journals, develop competitive HSR proposals for ARHQ submission, and establish a nationally-recognized HSR center. The overarching theme for research performed under the auspices of this program is the elimination of health disparities in minority, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and other vulnerable populations identified by AHRQ as “priority populations.” Our efforts will emphasize research related to inner city settings that are particularly relevant to delivery of care and to the health related outcomes of care in vulnerable populations, including inner city communities, low income groups, minority groups, the elderly, and individuals with special healthcare needs. Delivery systems of special importance include safety net environments such as public hospitals and community health centers.
|Selected Areas of Expertise in the Charles Drew Center for Health Services Research|
|Faculty and Staff||Discipline||Methods||Examples of Applications|
Deyu Pan, MS
Frequentist & Bayesian analysesNonparametric statistics
Bivariate & multivariate hypothesis testingSample size calculation
|Magda A. Shaheen, MD, PhD|
|Epidemiology||Study design (cohort, case control, cross-sectional, experimental designs, etc)|
Rapid community-based surveysHealth impact & risk assessment
|Paul L. Robinson, PhD|
|Geographic & Spatial Analysis|
Geographic data mappingSpatial statistics
Health-related asset mappingSocial network analysis
Jose L. Calderon, MDKevin C. Heslin, PhD
|Health Services Research|
Health outcomes & utility assessment Readability assessment
Cost-effectiveness analysis Cultural and linguistic adaptation
|Sheba M. George, PhD|
Community-based participatory approachesAction research
|Mohsen Bazargan, PhD|
Psychometric analysisStructural equation modeling
|Health promotion & risk reduction|
This website is supported in part by AHRQ M-RISP grant #HS014022-01A1