College of Medicine creates new center to spark research, innovation

The Ohio State University College of Medicine has created a new center focused on advancing research and discovery in the delivery of health care services to improve care, enhance population health management and influence health policy. CATALYST, the Center for the Advancement of Team Science, Analytics and Systems Thinking in Health Services and Implementation Science Research, will provide the critical infrastructure to support faculty and staff in their efforts to conduct transformational research. CATALYST has adopted four pillars that serve to provide a structure upon which health services and implementation science research can grow at Ohio State: open science, health information technology,  comparative effectiveness research and the learning healthcare system.

Ann Scheck McAlearney, professor of family medicine, is the inaugural director of CATALYST.

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