Health Services Core

Care Delivery and Comparative Effectiveness Research
New care models are emerging that show promise for improving outcomes for older adults with cancer. Studies that assess the effectiveness of these models in vulnerable older adults need expert input on design issues and outcome choices appropriate to older patients. The Core mission is to support clinical investigators to design and conduct high-quality health services research focused on older adults with cancer and caregivers including patterns of care, comparative effectiveness, and care delivery.

CORE MISSION

  • Foster and advance Health Services Research (HSR) in geriatric oncology
  • Support clinical investigators to design and conduct high-quality HSR focused on older adults with cancer and caregivers including patterns of care, comparative effectiveness, and care delivery
  • Partner with Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core to understand strengths and limitations of specific data elements
  • Provide consultations for HSR projects
  • Expand evidence base for personalized tailored care for older adults with cancer

CORE FUNCTION

  • Consultation service for junior geriatric oncology investigators and senior investigators new to cancer and aging
  • Advance quality of real-world data for older adults by advocating inclusion of standardized geriatric-specific domains

CORE MEMBERS


Harvey Cohen, MD

Harvey Cohen, MD
Core Chair


Melisa Wong, MD, MS

Melisa Wong, MD, MS
Junior Investigator Lead

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Stuart Lichtman, MD, FACP
Organizational Liaisons Chair

Tomma Hargraves
Patient Advocate Board: SCOREboard Member

Meghan Karuturi, MD
Junior Investigator Board Member

Lisa Lowenstein, PhD

Jennifer Lund, MD

Cara McDermott, PharmD, PhD

Manvi Sharma, MD
Junior Investigator Board Member

John Simmons, MD
Patient Advocate Board: SCOREboard Member

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CORE PUBLICATION

  • Wong ML, Lichtman SM, Morrow GR, Simmons J, Hargraves T, Gross CP, Lund JL, Lowenstein LM, Walter LC, McDermott CL, Mohile SG, Cohen HJ. Geriatric oncology health services research: Cancer and Aging Research Group Infrastructure Core. J Geriatr Oncol. 2019 Jul 17;. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2019.07.012. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31326392; NIHMSID:NIHMS1535054. Link
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