Center for Health Outcomes Research and Education
The Center for Health Outcomes Research and Education was established in November 2016 with support from Express Scripts Foundation.
With a mission focused on improving the value of local health care by providing an environment for collaboration, innovation, learning and creativity, the center works to develop research-focused partnerships with educational networks, locally affiliated health care systems, community organizations, state agencies, and national and international institutions.
Through its collaborative efforts with institutions like Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis University, BJC HealthCare and Express Scripts Inc., the center is working to build project-based datasets to support community-wide information exchange and research capacity.
The areas of research interest at the center include:
- Obesity and bariatric surgery
- Antimicrobial resistance
- Pain management
- The safety of antidiabetic medications
- The cost-effectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis
- Health care utilization and expenditures related to specialty medications