Comparative Effectiveness Research Training and Instruction (CERTaIN) is a five-year training program funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CERTaIN is a collaboration between The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the UTHealth School of Public Health, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Our training opportunities are available to any healthcare professional, trainee, or other researcher interested in receiving training in comparative effectiveness research (CER) and patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR).
CERTaIN consists of three training activities:
- Basic online lectures, available through EdX
- Advanced webinars and face-to-face workshops
- Experiential opportunities with tailored mentoring in CER/PCOR
Click here for more information on our training opportunities.
Program Faculty & Staff
Maria E. Suarez-Almazor, M.D., Ph.D.
CERTaIN Principal Investigator, Module Lead, Pragmatic Clinical Trials and Healthcare Delivery Evaluations
Barnts Family Distinguished Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine, MD Anderson
Barry R. Davis, M.D., Ph.D.
Module Lead, Pragmatic Clinical Trials and Healthcare Delivery Evaluations
Professor and Chair, CCCT, Guy S. Parcel Chair in Public Health and Interim Department Chair, Biostatistics, UTHealth School of Public Health
Sharon H. Giordano, M.D., MPH
Module Lead, Observational Studies and Registries
Department Chair, Department of Health Services Research, MD Anderson
Maria A. Lopez-Olivo, M.D., Ph.D.
Module Lead, Knowledge Synthesis
Assistant Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine, MD Anderson