Health Services Research

Sharon Giordano, M.D., M.P.H.
Department Chair

The Department of Health Services Research conducts the highest quality health services research with the ultimate aims of optimizing health care delivery and improving outcomes for the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Departmental Goal

We shall be a nationally and internationally recognized program in cancer-related health services research by conducting innovative and high quality research in comparative effectiveness, health economics, quality of care, patient-centered outcomes, and decision analysis and by educating and mentoring future health services researchers.  

Departmental Objectives

  • To build a multidisciplinary team of investigators with expertise across the spectrum of health services research
  • To foster collaboration among health services researchers within and outside of MD Anderson
  • To maintain population-based research databases for health services research
  • To support and expand educational programs that focus on cancer-related health services research

For general inquiries, please call 713-563-0020.

Centers and Institutes

Behavioral Research Treatment Center

Duncan Family Institute

Center for Health Equity & Evaluation Research


Tobacco Treatment Program

ASPIRE (A Smoking Prevention Interactive Experience)