Graduate Certificate Program in Comparative Effectiveness Research

*Eligibility restricted to current University of Washington graduate students*

Program Features

Comparative effectiveness research is a growing field that aims to generate evidence to improve health care decisions for patients and providers. It examines the benefits and risks of different medical or healthcare interventions, including drugs and medical technologies. The results of these comparison studies are used by medical professionals to make better informed healthcare decisions and thereby improve patient care.

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Learning Objectives

The Graduate Certificate in CER provides University of Washington pre-doctoral graduate students with multidisciplinary support and training that will enable them to:

  • Use rigorous, state-of-the-art research methods to conduct CER projects
  • Design and execute well-designed CER studies
  • Disseminate the results of CER studies to local, regional and national stakeholders through presentations and publications in the peer reviewed and gray literature
  • Engage a variety of stakeholders (clinicians, payers, patients, caregivers, employers) in discussions about CER
  • Understand appreciate, and perhaps be involved in policy discussions around implementing the results of CER studies at the local, regional and national levels

Register to Enroll in the CER Certificate

You may register at any time during the year. There is no deadline for registering. By registering, your name will be added to the list of those completing the Certificate. We will use a listserv to communicate with you. You will receive an electronic welcome letter. In addition, so that we can provide information to our funding agency, each June, you will be asked to update your profile to indicate your progress toward obtaining the CER Certificate.

Your profile includes a record of the coursework you have completed; information about your capstone project, or any CER-related projects, posters and presentations you have spearheaded; and any other important CER-related activities you would like to report.

Click here to view the instructions and to complete the registration form.