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Division of Comparative Effectiveness & Decision Science Comparative Effectiveness & Implementation Research Training Program

Comparative Effectiveness & Implementation Research Training Program

Maria R. Khan - Program Director

Maria R. Khan, MPH, PhD

Program Director

In the face of shrinking healthcare resources, purchasers of health services—healthcare systems and providers, insurers, and health departments—must become more efficient, better able to more accurately weigh the costs and benefits of healthcare interventions, and successfully implement effective interventions. For this reason, experts in comparative effectiveness and implementation science are in high demand.

The Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation Research Training (CEIRT) Program trains researchers to identify the best choices for improving population health—from screening programs and diagnostic tests to treatment and surveillance to health system changes. Since 2010, we have provided training and hands-on experience in comparative effectiveness research, and in 2017, we expanded to include the rapidly growing field of implementation science.

We have the unique advantage of being housed within the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, an academic home at NYU Langone dedicated to the fields that we teach.

Students can choose between two programs, an MS in clinical investigation with a concentration in comparative effectiveness and implementation research (MS-CEIR) or an advanced certificate, depending on their prior research training and background, or they may enroll in individual courses.

CEIRT Training Opportunity Typical Students Training Dates Application Deadline
CEIRT Master’s Program (MS-CEIR) Those with clinical backgrounds; no prior research methods training August 2022—May 2024 May 1, 2022
CEIRT Advanced Certificate Program PhD, MD, or MPH with prior research methods training June—December 2022 May 1, 2022
Individual Courses PhD, MD, or MPH with prior research methods training June—December 2022 Rolling; 2 weeks prior to start of course of interest

Students in both programs pursue a multifaceted curriculum that includes comparative effectiveness research methods, such as meta-analysis, decision models, cost-effectiveness analysis, and epidemiologic and biostatistical methods for analyzing observational data, and the fundamentals of implementation and dissemination research. As a part of the academic community at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, students have the opportunity to work with recognized faculty who are experts in clinical and community-based population health research.

Our program trains researchers to measure the benefits, value, and feasibility of patient- and population-level health interventions and identify optimal health improvement strategies. Our students graduate prepared to make evidence-based quality improvement a part of their medical practice or to enhance their research careers in health and medicine, public health, biostatistics, or social work.

Faculty Instructors and Mentors

A team of nationally and internationally recognized NYU Langone and affiliated faculty teach and mentor in the program. Our team includes practicing physicians with expertise in clinical research and investigators in community-based population health research. Many of our faculty members have pioneered core comparative effectiveness research methodologies.

Maria R. Khan, PhD, MPH
Program Director

Joseph Nicholson, MLIS, MPH
Head, Education and Curriculum Support
Associate Curator and Vice Chair for Education, NYU Health Sciences Library

Scott Braithwaite, MD, MSc
Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

Heather T. Gold, PhD
Professor, Departments of Population Health and Orthopedic Surgery

Erin Rogers, DrPH, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

Contact Us

For more information about our program, contact Natalia Irvine, senior research coordinator, at


Apply for an MS-CEIR or certificate in comparative effectiveness and implementation research.