Education & Training

Investigator Development

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Investigator Development program has the overall goal of fostering the skills of emerging Denver Health investigators to conduct research using scientifically rigorous methods that meet the methodological standards and philosophy of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The three specific goals of the PCOR training program are to:

  • Train investigators to be Denver Health leaders in patient-centered comparative effectiveness research through the PCOR Scholars Program;
  • Develop and submit ten funding proposals in PCOR through the PCOR Grant-Writing Intensive Program for Denver Health research faculty;
  • Establish a PCOR Visiting Professor Program to fund a methodological, policy or scientific expert to visit Denver Health each year to strengthen the institutional PCOR knowledge base.

Research Scholars and Current Projects

Kshama Jaiswal, MD

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer Patients in a Safety-Net Healthcare System’s Outpatient Setting
  • The Effect of United States Preventive Task Force 2009 Mammogram Recommendations on a Safety-Net Hospital
  • Breast Abscess Management Study

Shanna Knierim, NP

  • Parent and Patient Navigator Perspectives on In-Home Intervention for Underserved Children with Obesity

John Krotchko, MD

  • Investigation of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Infection in Primary Care

Joel Marrs, PharmD

  • Antihypertensive Prescribing Patterns and Hypertension Control in a Large, Urban, Underserved Safety-Net Population

Torri Metz, MD

  • Steps Toward Accurately Identifying Pregnant Women with Sepsis

Aimee Truesdale, MD

  • Prevalence of Hepatitis C Antibody Positivity in a Safety-net Hospital System