Welcome to the CER Course "Principles and Methods of Comparative Effectiveness Research"

This course will provide an introduction to a range of Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods. Set in a hybrid course format, students will review recorded lectures online, and complete assignments outside of class. There will be weekly 2-hour face-to-face meetings to discuss lecture content, review journal articles, and work on class projects.

About Spring 2020 Course

When: March 31, 2020 - then occurs weekly on  Tuesdays from 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Where: UC Davis Center for Health and Technology Building, Room 1335

Address:

4610 X Street, Room 1335
Sacramento,CA 95817

Course Description: Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is the conduct and synthesis of research comparing the benefits and harms of different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor health conditions in “real world” settings. It is a priority for the physical and economic health of the nation. This course will provide an introduction to CER and methods for conducting CER. The course will cover four areas of research methodology:

  • Design and Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials
  • Design and Analysis of Observational Studies and Large Datasets
  • Research Synthesis, Systematic reviews, and Meta-analysis
  • Economic Evaluations, Modeling, and Health Policy

Course Learning Objectives:

  1. Introduction to the principles of CER
  2. Familiarity with key areas of research methodology needed to conduct or collaborate in CER

Target Audience: Junior faculty, clinical fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students who are pursuing, or have an interest in pursuing, comparative effectiveness research.

Minimum Recommended Prerequisites: Familiarity with research methodology, and a course in introductory statistics.

Co-Instructors of Record: Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H. and Jeffrey Hoch, Ph.D.
James Holmes, Jr. M.D.
Richard Kravitz, M.D, M.S.P.H.
Daniel Nishijima M.D.
Patrick Romano, M.D., M.A.S.
Daniel Tancredi, Ph.D.

Registration: Contact Elizabeth Vice ecvice@ucdavis.edu

Enrollment is limited to 20 students. Prerequisite: Introduction Statistics Course.

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Lesson 1: Course Introduction

CER Lessons Recommended Reading

"The CER course is a Hybrid format with on-line lectures, in class discussion and assignments. The course provides an introduction to a range of Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods. Candidates for the course have completed an Introduction to Statistics course and are enrolled in a graduate program or are post doctoral students. The course can be taken for credit or audited with instructor approval. Please contact Kirstin Truitt @ kgtruitt@ucdavis.edu or (916) 734-7918 to request enrollment in the course and/or to obtain a CRN."

Principles and Methods of Comparative Effectiveness Research

The development of this course was funded by an American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) administrative supplement awarded to the University of California, Davis parent CTSA grant (UL1 RR024146) from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and NIH Roadmap for Medical Research.

The course, taught in four modules comprising 22 lessons, is taught by CHPR Director Joy Melnkow and other UC Davis faculty, and may be taken free of charge.

Other Useful Links

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

AHRQ Effective Health Care (Main Page) How to Get Involved in the Effective Health Care (EHC) Program: A Concise Guide for Stakeholders

Commonwealth Fund -Comparative Effectiveness Research and Evidence-Based Decision Making Across Four Countries: The U.K., Germany, France, and Australia

HHS.Gov: Comparative Effectiveness Research Funding

NIH Implementation Plan for CER

AHRQ Implementation Plan for CER

NEJM Comparative Effectiveness and Healthcare Reform

Federal Coordinating Council for Compative Effectiveness Report

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)
Useful Links

Principles and Methods of Comparative Effectiveness Research

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

AHRQ Effective Health Care (Main Page) How to Get Involved in the Effective Health Care (EHC) Program: A Concise Guide for Stakeholders

Commonwealth Fund -Comparative Effectiveness Research and Evidence-Based Decision Making Across Four Countries: The U.K., Germany, France, and Australia

HHS.Gov: Comparative Effectiveness Research Funding

NIH Implementation Plan for CER 

AHRQ Implementation Plan for CER 

NEJM Comparative Effectiveness and Healthcare Reform

Federal Coordinating Council for Compative Effectiveness Report