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 Control Center (RMPDC) engage in clinical trials, comparative effectiveness research, health services research, basic science research, and surveillance.