Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation Research Training Program

In the face of shrinking healthcare resources, purchasers of health services, including healthcare systems and providers, insurers, and health departments, must become more efficient and better weigh the costs and benefits of healthcare interventions. Experts in these areas can identify optimal choices to improve population health, from screening programs and diagnostic tests to treatment and surveillance, to health system changes.

The mission of the Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation Research Training (CEIRT) Program is to train researchers to improve health by measuring the benefit, value, and feasibility of patient and population level interventions.

Since 2010 the Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation Research Training Program has provided training and hands on experience in the field of comparative effectiveness research. The program has expanded to include training in the rapidly growing field of Implementation Science research. Students are trained in core comparative effectiveness research methods including meta-analysis, decision models, cost-effectiveness analysis, and epidemiologic and biostatistical methods for observational data as well as fundamentals of implementation and dissemination research. Students can gain a master’s degree or an advanced certificate in comparative effectiveness and implementation research.

CEIRT Program core courses:

  • Economic Evaluation in Health and Medicine
  • Introduction to Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • Health Communications Strategies
  • Meta Analysis and Systematic Reviews
  • Advanced Methods in Observational Data Analysis

Message from the Program Director

The Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation Research Training Program has the unique advantage of being housed within NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health, in the Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Decision Science. Members of our division are leaders in the field and have pioneered core comparative effectiveness research methodologies. As a central component of our division’s educational mission, the NYU School of Medicine Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation Research Training Program has provided training to scholars from diverse backgrounds and fields since 2010. A strength of our program is the training and mentorship students receive from our faculty, some of whom are practicing physicians with expertise in clinical research, while others are steeped in community-based population health research. In this way, the Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation Research Training Program is widely applicable to scholars from a broad range of health disciplines.
-Maria Khan, PhD, MPH

Student Quote

“I felt extremely fortunate to have participated in Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation Research Training, as it gave me more tools to research the health and behavioral health needs of children and families. In addition, it afforded me the opportunity to develop relationships with fellow researchers and leaders in the field of health research that I hope to continue for years to come.”
–2015 CERT Certificate Student, Postdoctoral Scholar in Addictions Science

Please contact program coordinator, Ann Rounds at ann.rounds@nyumc.org for more information about the Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation Research Training Program.