About ACCORDS Research
Research at ACCORDS
focuses on health outcomes or health services research as well as “delivery
science” encompassing comparative effectiveness, patient-centered outcomes and
implementation and dissemination research across the entire life spectrum. ACCORDS research incorporates NIH categories
of T3-T4, as illustrated below.
So little of what is
discovered through basic medical research is ever effectively translated into
practice. With increasing recognition of the difficulties translating
discovery into practice, many researchers at ACCORDS focus on how to
effectively implement evidence-based practice in real world settings. In addition, many ACCORDS researchers focus
on prevention of disease through the delivery of effective primary care and
public health interventions. Others
focus on the interface between patients and the health care system and how to
optimize patient preferences and shared decision-making. The use of technologies, such as mobile
health or informatics, is a major focus for other researchers.
ACCORDS research is
highly collaborative and team-based, involving clinicians, social scientists,
quantitative and qualitative researchers and policy experts. Although not inclusive, listed below are some
areas of research depth at ACCORDS and funded projects within each area.
1) Research focus
in pediatric and adult populations
research in pediatric populations
3) Additional research in adult