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Research & Consulting Services

The School's faculty and staff offer a full range of services, including research design, data analysis, report generation and dissemination, and other consulting services.

Clients and sponsors include foundations, not-for-profit organizations, pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotechnology firms, local and state governments, insurers, health and disease management organizations, and employers and other purchasers. Research conducted by the Jefferson School of Population Health adheres strictly to the policies of the University.

Typical services offered include, but are not limited to, the following:

Research Design

  • Identifying and summarizing the available information on a given topic, through critical review of the published literature and Internet search
  • Designing and conducting studies to address the client's questions of interest
    • Establishing an appropriate design and research protocol
    • Selecting appropriate, valid, and reliable measurement tools
    • Determining sample size requirements and study power
    • Identifying and recruiting appropriate populations for study
    • Collecting and managing data
      • Retrospective data collection and medical record review
      • Analysis of existing data sets (e.g., clinical trials, HMO claims, state and federal data sets)
      • Linkages to hospital online data and national benchmarks
    • Prospective data collection
      • Longitudinal survey research
      • Monitoring of clinical indicators
    • Conducting statistical analyses
    • Summarizing results for publication and presentation

Business Development

  • Helping clients to establish "the business case" for new products and technologies
    • Market analysis
    • Data analysis to support pricing and reimbursement strategies
  • Developing effective dissemination plans including:
    • Publication of study findings in peer-reviewed national publications
    • Presentation of findings at national professional meetings
    • Publication of Policy White Papers
  • Designing and convening expert panels of providers, payers, and other stakeholders to guide research or assist in interpreting findings
    • Collecting and managing data
      • Retrospective data collection and medical record review
      • Analysis of existing data sets (e.g., clinical trials, HMO claims, state and federal data sets)
      • Linkages to hospital online data and national benchmarks
    • Prospective data collection
      • Longitudinal survey research
      • Monitoring of clinical indicators
    • Conducting statistical analyses