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Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research


CHSOR Timeline
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Established in 1969 as the Health Services Research and Development Center, the Center is one of the oldest in the United States devoted to research on health care. The founding Director was Malcolm Peterson. Sam Shapiro was recruited as Director in 1973. Donald Steinwachs was Director from 1982 until 2011, when Albert Wu assumed that role. Important work conducted at the Center has included:

Today CHSOR has 25 primary and 28 affiliated faculty from all JHU divisions who continue research in these areas, with an increasing focus on studies of the quality of care, shared decision making and patient-centered outcomes research. There are also 27 research staff and 6 administrative staff members.