Research Institutes, Centers, and Sections

Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE)

The ICRE’s primary objectives are to develop, nurture, and support a cadre of clinical and translational scientists by building on the University of Pittsburgh’s existing clinical research training programs to establish a comprehensive program with activities ranging from early research exposure for high school students to programs for faculty.

Center for Research on Health Care (CRHC)

The CRHC provides a forum for talented multidisciplinary investigators from throughout the university community to collaborate in high-quality health services research and train future investigators in methods and practices critical to the conduct of rigorous and exemplary research.

Center for Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP)

CHERP’s mission is to advance the quality and equity of health and health care for vulnerable veteran populations.

Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing (CP3)

The mission of CP3 is to foster multidisciplinary collaboration to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of medication use. CP3’s focus is on informing the regulation and coverage of pharmaceuticals and improving patient and prescriber decision-making on prescription drugs

Center for Women’s Health Research and Innovation (CWHRI)

CWHRI is an interdisciplinary group of health services researchers dedicated to improving women’s health through innovative, high-quality, health services research. Their work encompasses all aspects of women’s health, with particular attention to vulnerable populations, women in the military, racial disparities, and sex- and gender-based differences in health and disease.

Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health

This center’s researchers investigate associations between media messages, technological innovations, and health outcomes. They also develop, implement, and evaluate interventions related to media messages and technology—with the goal of improving health and well-being.

Section of Decision Sciences (SDS)

SDS was created to enhance the University of Pittsburgh’s capabilities in the application of mathematical models to our understanding of disease and the health care system’s response.

Center for Clinical Trials and Data Coordination (CCDC)

The CCDC is a leader in the design, conduct, coordination, and analysis of clinical trials. Established in 2015, the CCDC guides clinical trials from conception to closeout, employing a system that seamlessly integrates critical elements of clinical trial management. Emphasis on standardization and streamlining, combined with the established statistical analysis and data management infrastructure of the Center for Research on Heath Care (CRHC) Data Center, makes the CCDC the preeminent place for comprehensive clinical trials-related support.

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