As Oregon’s only health and research university, OHSU's breakthrough research leads to new cures, new standards of care and a better understanding of health and the biomedical sciences. Students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty researchers who are exploring new basic, clinical and applied research frontiers in throughout the biomedical, clinical epidemiology and information sciences fields.


This program is a cooperative project between the Oregon Health & Science University and The John A. Hartford Foundation. Our mission is to improve the quality of care for seniors and patients with chronic illnesses using care managers and information systems. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about the tremendous benefits clinical care management can offer to staff and patients alike.


The Clinical Outcomes Research Initiative ( CORI ) was developed to study outcomes of gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopic procedures in "real life" settings. Physicians participating in the CORI consortium produce GI endoscopy reports using a speciality electronic health record. Data from the reports are sent electronically to a central data repository where they are pooled with data from other consortium participants in the National Endoscopic Database (NED). The CORI project began in 1995 under the auspices of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). In 2007, the NED received over 250,000 reports from 70 practice sites in 24 states with approximately 400 participating endoscopists. Practice sites include hospitals, ambulatory care centers, private practices, universities, and Veteran's hospitals (VA's). The NED now contains close to two million reports.

Evidence Based Practice Center

The Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) conducts systematic reviews of healthcare topics for federal and state agencies and private foundations. These reviews report the evidence from clinical research studies and the quality of that evidence for use by policymakers in decisions on guidelines and coverage issues.


OCTRI was established in 2006 as one of 12 academic health centers across the nation awarded with a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health. Initially, OCTRI focused its energy and resources on building clinical and translational research at Oregon Health & Science University and the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. We are broadening our efforts to partner with regional institutions interested in biomedical issues, including academic institutions and members of industry. Our hope is to provide a regional platform for clinical and translational research and to increase collaboration with a variety of clinical and basic science investigators. Moreover, we are working towards additional partnerships with regional communities and governments to maximize our collective ability to stimulate research that is relevant to the health of our communities. We also use the unique perspective of the community to help guide priorities and opportunities for research and training.


The Physician Order Entry Team (POET) is based in the Department of Medical informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). It consists of representatives from a variety of healthcare-related disciplines. Membership of the team varies over time, but all members use research methods which consist of cross-site comparisons using multiple qualitative and quantitative data-gathering techniques to assess implementation issues regarding POE. The team won the first annual AMIA Diana Forsythe Award in 2000 for their paper "Multiple Perspectives on Physician Order Entry."