Clinical Epidemiology & Clinical Effectiveness

Co-directed by Joel Tsevat, MD, MPH and Jackie Grupp-Phelan, MD, MPH

Using a combination of didactic material and seminars, the Clinical Epidemiology/Clinical Effectiveness Focus Area enables participants to develop the analytic and quantitative skills necessary to conduct clinical research. The required courses will provide training in traditional epidemiologic research methods including study design and analysis. Additional courses will address the relative merits of various designs; the design and conduct of clinical trials; the health decision sciences; health services research; informatics; questionnaire development; and other clinical and outcomes research topics. Didactic sessions will be supplemented by small discussion groups, practical exercises, and invited guest speakers.

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours


BE-7066 Principles of Clinical Trials 3 F
BE-7088 Regression Analysis 3 S
BE-8067 *Health Services Research 2 F
BE-8062 *Introduction to Medical Informatics (even years) 2 S
BE-7068 *Decision Analysis and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis 3 S
BE-7070 *Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Health Research (odd years) 2 S
BE-7071 *Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (even years) 1 F

*Should take 3 of the listed 5 selective courses.