Office of Research

Comparative Effectiveness, Cost and Outcomes Research Center


The mission of the Comparative Effectiveness, Cost and Outcomes Research Center (CECORC) is to discover the most cost-effective, evidence-based approaches to improving the health of patients and populations, and to identify ways to put these improvements into practice. CECORC's primary emphasis is to evaluate medical devices, diagnostics and medical procedures. The research group carries out this mission by conducting innovative research, participating in clinical, database, other comparative studies, advancing the state of scientific knowledge through publications and education initiatives, and improving methodologies for studying the costs, quality and outcomes of medical care. CECORC investigators are committed to promoting collaborative, multidisciplinary cost and outcomes research, and to providing opportunities for fellows, residents and students to participate in comparative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and outcomes research. CECORC is a member of the UW CHASE Alliance (Centers for Comparative and Health Systems Effectiveness (UW CHASE Alliance).

Core Services Offered

Mentoring of junior research faculty:
- research coordinator resources for subject recruitment and follow-up
- Medicare data base specialist
- IT support
- Health Economist services
- Psychometric expertise/consulting

Funding Information:

National Institutes of Health (NHLBI), AARA Funds 2009-2011.
National Human Genome Institute 2007-2011.
National Institute for Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Disorders 2008-2011.
Oregon Health & Science University 2008-2011.
National Institutes of Health (NRSA) 2010-2011.
Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Consortium/NIA, 2011.
National Institutes of Health (NHLBI) 2007-2012.
American Academy of Otolaryngology 2010-2012.
National Institutes of Health (KL2 Scholar Award) 2007-2012.
National Institute on Aging 2008-2012.
National Institute on Aging 2007-2012.
National Institute on Aging 2008-2013.
NIAMSD, 2009-2013.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2010-2013.
National Institute on Aging, 2009-2014,

Reporting Structure:

Norman Beauchamp, Chair, Department of Radiology, and CHASE Alliance

Related UW Entities:

School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Neurological Surgery,
School of Public Health, Department of Health Services,
Department of Biostatistics,
School of Pharmacy

Center Details

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Director: Jarvik, Jeffery
Location: Pat Steele Building, 401 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
Year Started: 1995
Administrators / Program Managers: Weaver , Edward
Hansen, Karen
James , Kathryn
Bauer, Zoya
Administering College/School: School of Public Health 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Radiology 
Faculty Involvement: 10