Section of Health Services Research

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Section Overview

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Baylor College of Medicine Section of Health Services Research in the Department of Medicine is located within the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness & Safety (IQuESt), a combined Baylor and VA Health Services Research & Development Center of Innovation.

We conduct high-quality scientific research that improves the health of patients across the nation by helping to ensure the patient-centered delivery of scientific discoveries. We support, mentor, and develop outstanding research leaders.

Our research extends from patient experience to clinical practice and outcomes of care to the development of health care policy, and has been disseminated to key policymakers, health care administrative leaders, influential stakeholders and the mainstream media, as well as the best academic journals and professional scientific societies.

The Section of Health Services Research is focused on improving health and well-being through innovations in health care delivery. We achieve this through a strategic process, using:

  • Innovation: to conduct research on health care delivery that impacts policy, practice, and the health of patients and populations,
  • Implementation: to disseminate and implement these innovations in health care delivery, and
  • Mentorship: to train and mentor researchers and leaders in health care delivery science.
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Leadership

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Significant leadership roles within the Department of Medicine include:

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Chief's Message

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View a message from Section of Health Services Research Chief, Laura A. Petersen, M.D., M.P.H.

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Research

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Learn about our research to improve the health of patients across the nation.

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Education

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Our Health Services Research faculty train tomorrow's experts through a robust Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.