Center for Health Policy/Health Services Research
Director: Claudia R. Baquet, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Medicine
The Center for Health Policy/Health Services Research provides epidemiologic/biostatistical support, quality improvement study design and evaluation, disease management program support, health outcomes studies, low literacy patient education and outreach, Medicare patient compliance studies, patient and provider surveys, and research related to rural and urban health, underserved populations and minority health care. The Center has completed health services research projects for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and other agencies and conducted quality improvement studies for the managed care industry. In addition, the Center has established community outreach research and education networks in urban and rural Maryland, influenced national and state health care policy and established telemedicine research and clinical programs in underserved areas.
The Center established the Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) Facility, a technology that has applications in survey research, outcomes measurement and patient compliance, enrollment and recruitment to clinical trials. Based in the School of Medicine, the Center is a campus-wide, multidisciplinary organized research center which involves faculty from departments throughout the University's six professional schools.
To assess the changing health needs of Maryland citizens and the nation, to conduct analyses and develop policy related to state, city and national health care services, financial and economic cost, clinical outcomes, efficacy, equity and the impact of reimbursement on patient and provider behaviors. To stimulate, support and conduct interdisciplinary health policy and health services research.