Denver Health will be a national model for research in the safety net health system to advance quality care and service excellence. Our vision is to create an environment that enables inclusive, inventive and high-impact research across Denver Health.
Part of Denver Health’s core academic mission is to engage in research for the benefit of our patients. As a learning health system, Denver Health has identified a coherent research platform that:
- Advances the quality of care
- Reduces disparities in health care processes and outcomes
- Advances clinical, service, and operational excellence
The Office of Research at Denver Health offers the opportunity for new and experienced research investigators and research personnel to join together as a community to conduct high-quality, collaborative research. Led by Denver Health’s Chief Research Officer, Romana Hasnain-Wynia, PhD, the Office of Research builds and sustains infrastructure to support research at Denver Health; facilitates partnerships internally and externally; provides research training and consultation; promotes investigator development through internally -funded pilot study awards; and supports comprehensive research administration at all study stages from the initial idea to project completion.
The Office of Research is composed of two core departments: the Sponsored Program and Research Office (SPARO) for research administration and the Center for Health Systems Research (CHSR) for patient-centered outcomes research, health services research, and delivery system and implementation science. In addition, Denver Health’s clinical departments, Department of Public Health, and the Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety (RMPDS) engage in clinical trials, comparative effectiveness research, health services research, basic science research, and surveillance.