The Health Services/Comparative Effectiveness Research Training Program (HSR/CERTP) at UAB is a combined fellowships mentored research training program in health services & outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research (Michael Mugavero, MD, MHSc, PD/PI; Emily Levitan ScD, Pre-doctoral Program Director). These are full-time mentored research training fellowships supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) through Institutional (T32) National Research Training Awards (NRSA):

Our research and training base includes mentors and trainees across UAB Schools and Departments including Medicine, Public Health, Health Professions, Nursing, Dentistry, Business, and College of Arts and Science.

Program Content Areas

  • Healthcare Efficiency and Disparities

  • Healthcare Quality Measurement and Improvement

  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

  • Comparative Effectiveness Research

  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Patient Safety

  • Translating Research Evidence into Practice and Policy

  • Economic Evaluation and Decision Analytic Modeling

  • Health Informatics

  • Implementation and Dissemination Science

The training program prepares interdisciplinary investigators to pursue careers in health services and outcomes research. Skills development will include exposure to relevant epidemiological, statistical, experimental, mixed methods, and quasi-experimental methodologies, analysis of large data sets, health outcomes assessment, and economic evaluation, all with an emphasis on the practical application of outcomes research methodology.


Learn more about our predoctoral fellowship. View application packet here

Learn more about our postdoctoral fellowship. View application packet here.

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Benefits of the Program

An annual NRSA stipend for full-time multidisciplinary mentored research training is available to all trainees. Click here for or the 2021 Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA stipend levels. In addition to the stipend, the program provides health insurance, travel stipend, and funds to support tuition expenses. For a list of potential mentors, click here. For questions regarding eligibility, program requirements and the application process, and an application packet please contact Geri Davis