The mission of the Healthcare Research Institute is to investigate rigorously the delivery of care to patients with musculoskeletal conditions with the goal of continually improving treatment outcomes.
Using innovative methodologies for data management and analysis, the patient-focused clinical research of the Healthcare Research Institute will:
Seven Research Programs currently define the Institute’s areas of research focus:
Quality Research Center
Directed by Steven Magid, MD, this program focuses on peri-operative safety.
Directed by Stephen Lyman, PhD, this program focuses on the evaluation of care delivery from a systems perspective, especially access and quality of care in musculoskeletal health. A particular area of interest in this program is specialization, including whether specialization by physicians improves care and which procedures (if any) should be performed by specialists.
Directed by Cathy MacLean, MD, PhD, this program aims to determine the value of musculoskeletal care with an eye on combining the patient, physician, and hospital perspectives.
Directed by Hassan Ghomrawi, PhD, MPH, this program evaluates the cost effectiveness of musculoskeletal treatment options including implant design choice and surgical approach.
Directed by Al Mushlin, MD, this program focuses on research that compares one treatment to another to determine the best option for a specific patient. Specific areas of interest in this program include differences in implant survival and functional improvements after orthopedic procedures.
Directed by Michael Parks, MD, this program is concerned with disparities in access and quality of care available to vulnerable patient populations including women, minorities, and the elderly.
Directed by Carol Mancuso, MD, this program focuses on the development of new patient outcome measurements and leveraging emerging technologies.
Catherine MacLean, MD, PhD
Alvin Mushlin, MD, MSc
Hassan Ghomrawi, PhD, MPH
Scott DeNegre, PhD
Jayme Burket, PhD