MRISP Objectives and Specific Aims
The broad objective
of the AHRQ MRISP grant is to develop a productive and sustainable HSR program that contributes to the elimination of health disparities in vulnerable communities. The specific objectives of the proposed three-year activity are to build a team of investigators at CDU who are capable of conducting methodologically-rigorous HSR, who are sufficiently skilled to submit competitive grant proposals to AHRQ and other funding sources, and who contribute substantially to the literature on the health and well being of vulnerable populations. The specific aims
for this grant are to:
- Strengthen CDU’s institutional HSR infrastructure by providing a centralized health services research Administrative Unit dedicated to providing and coordinating relevant administrative resources, faculty development opportunities, and methodological assistance in support of enhancing the capability of individual faculty to undertake health services research;.
- Establish a critical mass of HSR investigators at CDU who will benefit from a structured interdisciplinary training experience that: a) guides development of research skills; b) provides researchers with exposure to senior faculty across a broad range of disciplines; and c) facilitates mentored interactions.
- Enhance HSR by creating a methods unit to provide technical resources for quantitative and qualitative methodologies, data management, secondary database analysis, and biostatistical analysis support.
- Support individual investigator projects that both lead to funding under regular HSR grant mechanisms and contribute to the institutional HSR infrastructure development.