Comparative Effectiveness Outcomes Research
Clinical and public health research has generated tremendous knowledge on disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. However, there is a pressing need to not only generate but also synthesize evidence to inform us on what works best and how to get the intervention to the people who will benefit most.
Comparative effectiveness and outcomes research (CEOR) addresses these issues by identifying interventions most effective for specific patient groups. CEOR informs the practices of healthcare providers and policymakers to make evidence-based resource allocation decisions. It has been identified as a national priority by the federal government.
Despite the pressing need for highly trained professionals in this area, few programs for CEOR exist. Our new Certificate helps to fill this void by providing students with the essential skills needed to measure and compare the expected effectiveness, risks, and costs from both clinical and public health interventions – crucial skills at a time of rising costs and tighter budgets.
Graduates may go on to positions in academia, government, research organizations/think tanks as well as the bio-pharma sector - all of which seek professionals with this valued skill set.
Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research is open to Columbia MPH students in:
Applicant to this certificate must score in the 75th percentile or higher on the Quantitative Reasoning Section of the GRE.
Visit the School's Academics website for more information about CEOR's required courses, certificate electives, and scheduling.
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