Comparative Effectiveness Research Training (CERT) Program

Comparative effectiveness research provides data on which treatment and prevention strategies work best for whom, under which circumstances, and at what time. Comparative effectiveness research enables clinicians, public health professionals, policy makers, and patients get more benefit from our health care and public health systems. The field has been growing over the past decade: since 2005 the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has allocated over $900,000,000 dollars in funding for Comparative Effectiveness Research.

The NYU CERT Program provides training and mentorship in this growing field. We have successfully matriculated research-oriented faculty from a variety of health backgrounds, helping them to achieve their research and funding goals by applying their training in comparative effectiveness research. CERT Program scholars have the option to enroll in the CERT Certificate Track or the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI-CER).

Message from the Program Director

The CERT Program has the unique advantage of being housed within the NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health, Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Decision Science. Members of our Division are leaders in the field and have pioneered core Comparative Effectiveness Research methodologies. As a central component of our Division’s educational mission, the NYU School of Medicine CERT Program has been providing training to scholars from diverse backgrounds and fields since 2010. A strength of the NYU School of Medicine CERT Program is the training and mentorship students receive from our faculty, who are focused in diverse areas of health care and research. Many of our faculty are practicing physicians with expertise in clinical research, while others are steeped in community-based population health research. In this way, the CERT Program is widely applicable to scholars from a broad range of health disciplines.
-Maria Khan, PhD, MPH

Student Quote

“I felt extremely fortunate to have participated in the CERT training, as it gave me more tools to research the health and behavioral health needs of children and families. In addition, it afforded me the opportunity to develop relationships with fellow researchers and leaders in the field of health research that I hope to continue for years to come.”
–2015 CERT Certificate Student, Postdoctoral Scholar in Addictions Science

Please contact program coordinator, Ann Rounds for more information about the CERT Program.