CER Online Learning Center

Support for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) at The Ohio State University College of Public Health is provided by Ohio State's Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), College of Public Health and by Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Leadership for this initiative includes Thomas Wickizer, PhD (Center for HOPES), Kelly Kelleher, MD (Nationwide Children’s Hospital), Rebecca Jackson, MD (CCTS) and Michael Biesi, PhD (Center for Public Health Practice).

These resources were developed with funding from the National Institutes of Health to provide training in Comparative Effectiveness Research methodology and application.  While the IOM Priority Area for this program was Birth Outcomes, the modules were created to addresses CER methods and application more generally. 

The 16 online modules provide an introduction to general and in-depth CER instruction on CER methods such as propensity scores, use of instrumental variables and cost effectiveness, as well as modules focusing on the translation of CER studies to policy and practice. Instructors include national CER experts and local CER/Birth Outcomes researchers. 

The program also includes a week-long summer course offered through the Center for Public Health Practice to provide more in-depth and hands-on CER training (2013 Summer Program).  For those interested in attending, modified recordings and materials from the 2011 Summer Program are also available.

The project described was supported by Award Number 8UL1TR000090-05, 8KL2TR000112-05, and 8TL1TR000091-05 from the National Center For Advancing Translational Sciences. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Center For Advancing Translational Sciences or the National Institutes of Health.

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