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.
Significant leadership roles within the Department of Medicine include:
- Drs. Laura Petersen and Barbara Trautner are members of the Vice Chair Group of Research Committee.
- Dr. Daniel Murphy serves as the chair of the Faculty Group Practice Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee
- Dr. Molly Horstman is a member of Vice Chair Group for Quality Improvement and Innovation.