Multidisciplinary Team Development.CHOIR will nurture the development of diverse teams to capitalize on the strengths emanating from multiple disciplines to address these questions and build successful research and innovation programs. Methodologists, clinician researchers, investigators and clinical innovators from clinical, social, and industrial sciences will comprehensively evaluate prevention efforts in public health, clinical care and health system policies/structures to develop potent health solutions. Faculty and trainee from diverse units across Duke Health and Duke University will work together. Collaborations will generate a highly productive and energizing environment fueled by engagement, conceptualization, and constructive feedback to advance rigor and accelerate productivity. Coordinated academic and pragmatic programs will improve health outcomes.
Design & Conceptualization. CHOIR will bridge disease-oriented, methods-oriented, and clinical silos to address complex needs around health care and outcomes. Because CHOIR will be inherently disease agnostic, it will provide a natural collaborative space through which faculty members from a broad variety of disciplines are able to share common methods and strategies that can be disseminated to multiple units Duke Health and Duke University.
Methods. CHOIR will champion rigorous research methods that leverage numerous data resources and infrastructures critical to understanding and changing health system practices, clinical care, public health, and patient-centered outcomes.
Data Resources. CHOIR will leverage numerous data resources internal and external to Duke, including the Clinical Research Datamart, created by Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Duke Population Health Sciences Data Share. Available and accessible data will facilitate investigation of patient intrinsic and extrinsic factors that affect the health and well-being of patients. Such studies will improve our understanding of population-level factors that influence early and lifelong health and aid in the identification of populations affected by racial and socioeconomic disparities in health outcomes, quality of life, and healthcare delivery.
Institutional Partnerships. CHOIR will promote interdisciplinary and interdepartmental partnerships, such as partnering with the health system, foundations, think tanks, local community and patient stakeholder groups, and federal, regional and state institutions.
Translation. CHOIR will will produce important generalizable and practical knowledge (i.e., through research and clinical innovation) to enhance the translation of efficacious therapies and approaches for health outcomes into effective, implementable, and sustainable approaches in the real world. CHOIR will also directly link the strengths of its research expertise with implementation/quality improvement expertise to benefit the implementation of clinical care at Duke.