The Washington University School of Medicine is known for excellence in both patient care and clinical research. This environment provides rich opportunities for patient-centered outcomes research. From academic departments and divisions with robust studies and faculty collaborations to centers designed to provide support for our researchers, the School of Medicine is a place where innovative outcomes research is thriving and growing.

Learn more about outcomes research at the Washington University School of Medicine:

Centers and Groups

Center for Clinical Studies – provides the WU research community with administrative and clinical research support for the effective evaluation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and treatment outcomes.

Comparative Effectiveness Research Center  

Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences

Institute for Public Health

Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer Center (TREC@WUSTL)

Washington University Neurofibromatosis Center NF1 Registry

Women’s Reproductive Health Research Career Development Program

Academic Departments

Department of Anesthesiology

Department of Medicine

Department of Neurosurgery

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department of Otolaryngology

Department of Pediatrics

Department of Radiation Oncology

Department of Surgery

Clinical Research Training

Master of Population Health Sciences degree program 
Cell to Society Pathway Doctoral training program
Master of Science in Clinical Investigation degree program 

External Groups with Medical Campus Leadership

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute – Steven Lipstein, president and CEO of BJC HealthCare, serves as vice chair.

American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program – Bruce Hall, MD, PhD, endocrine surgeon, serves as program co-leader.