About Us

The Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research and Education expert team consists of, top row, from left, Anna Wu, Benjamin Noah, Christopher Almario, MD, Alma Jusufagic, Taylor Dupuy, Mayra Lopez, and bottom row, from left, Michelle Chen, Timothy Daskivich, MD, Eldin Dzubur, Director Brennan Spiegel, MD, Jennifer Soares, Michelle Keller and Kathy Oka.

The Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CS-CORE) is a group of academicians that supports high quality research efforts using a health services research model. Members of the center have published extensively in the fields of healthcare quality measurements, patient-reported outcome (PRO) development, healthcare decision making, health economics and digital health sciences.

CS-CORE maintains a balance between clinical physicians with training in health services research, and rigorously trained methodologists with expertise across a wide range of techniques. This allows the center to apply advanced analytic techniques to practical, clinically oriented research projects that ultimately revolve around patients and their perspectives.

Members of CS-CORE routinely interact with social scientists, epidemiologists, health economists, psychometricians, biostatisticians, computer scientists, engineers and physicians focused in multiple medical specialties. CS-CORE scientists work closely across Cedars-Sinai and partner with a vibrant external community of university, government and healthcare institutions. This model positions CS-CORE to carry out high-level research in an efficient and effective manner across a broad spectrum of topics.

In addition to its focus on traditional health services research techniques, CS-CORE is also developing new technological innovations to expand care outside of the provider visit. Using patient-provider electronic portals to support clinical decision-making in electronic health records, social media as a clinical tool and a range of wearable biosensors to track physiology remotely and in real time, the center’s research is providing powerful methods to understand patients.