Focus Areas

Our scientific collaborations provide valuable and timely information to the worldwide health care community.

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Conducting research and analysis to understand the causes, impacts, and effective management of chronic diseases to improve patient outcomes and enhance health care strategies.

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Health Services
Research and Policy

Evaluating existing health care policies, proposing evidence-based recommendations, and providing insights to inform decision-making and promote equitable and sustainable health care practices.

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Investigating the prevention, treatment, and control of infectious diseases through rigorous research and data analysis to advance public health interventions and reduce the burden of infections.

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Health Information

Exploring the innovative use of information technology in health care, including electronic health records, data analytics, and interoperability, to enhance patient care coordination, quality, and efficiency.

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Studying the complex interactions between mental health, social behaviors, and physical well-being to develop effective interventions, policies, and systems that support improved mental health outcomes for individuals and communities.

Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns study (DOPPS)

The DOPPS provides reliable and comprehensive health data to clients seeking real-world evidence (RWE) to improve outcomes for patients with kidney diseases. With observational settings across 20 countries, greater than 775 sites, and approximately 34,000 end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (ND-CKD) patients, we collect clinical and facility practice data and patient-reported outcomes to address diverse research questions.