Established in March, 2009, we have faculty and staff in research operations, informatics, biostatistics & data management, administration.
|We are leaders in outcome science, emphasizing methods and approaches generalizable across a range of health and disease states. We integrate biomedical and social science approaches to improvement of health and health care delivery in diverse populations across the lifespan.|
|We focus on health measurement, quality of life measures, outcomes science, and statistical tools to support clinical research with strength in application to specific disease processes such as cancer, neurologic disease, and early onset psychopathology.|
|We are a catalyst for the University’s “One Northwestern” initiative, promoting scientific integration across biomedical and social / life sciences campuses. Our research cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, with collaborative ties with a broad range of research institutes and clinical departments across the University.|
|We have a broad portfolio of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants which support cutting edge research on quality of life measurement and the efficacy of psychosocial interventions in oncology and medical outcomes research|
|“By creating a department in the medical school dedicated to applied social sciences, the university has acknowledged the value of leveraging its social science talent base as it applies to today’s healthcare challenges,” .....David Cella, Professor and Chair|
Biopsychosocial Mechanisms and Health Outcomes
IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program