Training and career development for comparative effectiveness research workforce development: CTSA consortium strategic goal committee on comparative effectiveness research workgroup on workforce development

Kurt Kroenke, Wishwa Kapoor, Mark Helfand, David O. Meltzer, Mary Anne McDonald, Harry Selker

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As comparative effectiveness research (CER) increasingly becomes a national priority, there are increased needs for training and workforce development in this area. Particularly important CER competencies include clinical epidemiology, biomedical informatics, economic analyses, systematic reviews, clinical practice guideline development, use of large databases and electronic health records for research, practice-based research, implementation and dissemination, health services research, and decision analysis. Institutions funded by Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) should be one of the central stakeholders in providing training and career development in CER. Survey results regarding the current CER capacity and needs of CTSAs are presented, and recommendations are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)258-262
Number of pages5
JournalClinical and translational science
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010



  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Curriculum
  • Education
  • Training
  • Workforce

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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