The UCLA/VA Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) is a University-based group of academicians that supports high quality research efforts in health services. Members of the Center have published extensively in the fields of quality management, health related quality of life (HRQOL), healthcare decision-making, and health economics.
The Center is unique for maintaining a balance between academic clinical physicians with training in Health Services Research, and rigorously trained, doctoral-level methodologists with advanced expertise across a wide range of content and research techniques. In this regard, the Center prides itself on applying cutting edge analytic techniques to practical, clinically oriented research projects.
The Center provides health services consulting for investigators throughout UCLA, the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, the Center for Neurovisceral Sciences and Women's Health, and beyond. The Center emphasizes a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to research, and its members routinely interact with social scientists, epidemiologists, health economists, psychometricians, biostatisticians, and physicians throughout several medical specialties.
This model allows the Center not only to marshal the energy of its principal members and collaborators, but also to draw upon the limitless resources offered by the extended research community of the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, the RAND Corporation, and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. In short, the Center is optimally positioned within a vast network of University-based resources to carry-out high-level health services research in an efficient and effective manner.
Through these collaborative efforts the Center designs and conducts clinically relevant research to measure the structure, process, and outcomes of health care across a broad spectrum of topics.