The COERE education and training programs are anchored by an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) National Research Training Award (T32), continuously funded since 2002. This full-time mentored research training program supports postdoctoral fellows and predoctoral trainees in health services, outcomes, and effectiveness research and is led by Program Director Mike Mugavero, MD, MHSc (Postdoctoral) along with Co-Director Emily Levitan, ScD (Predoctoral). Our research and training base includes mentors and trainees across UAB Schools including Business, College of Arts and Science, Dentistry, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.

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.

Benefits of the Program

An annual NRSA stipend for full-time multidisciplinary mentored research training is available to all trainees. NRSA stipend levels are updated each year. In addition to the stipend, the program provides health insurance, travel assistance, 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


Learn more about our predoctoral fellowship. View application packet here

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

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