The Center for Outcomes Research (COR) aims to improve healthcare, using healthcare outcomes research and by teaching and mentoring clinicians. The COR works closely with other health services researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, including the Wharton School of Business, the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research.
The COR, directed by Jeffrey H. Silber, MD PhD, serves as the central resource in outcomes research methodology for researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. COR faculty serve as investigators on numerous studies from many clinical divisions and departments at both institutions. Children's Hospital faculty collaborating with the COR include members from the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and the Divisions of General Pediatrics, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Hematology, Pulmonary Medicine and Neonatology. University of Pennsylvania faculty include members from the School of Medicine (Medical Oncology, Surgery, Anesthesiology, General Internal Medicine), the Wharton School of Business (Statistics and Health Care Systems), the School of Arts and Sciences (Psychology and Sociology) and the School of Nursing.