The Clinical Epidemiology Research Center (CERC) at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System located in West Haven, is a collaboration between VA Cooperative Studies Program, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and the Yale University School of Medicine. CERC seeks to improve the health and health care of US Veterans by conducting and supporting rigorous studies involving topics in patient-oriented investigation and corresponding research methods.
The CERC was created to broaden the capacity of Veterans Affairs research, and has three specific aims:
- Serve as a center-of-excellence for epidemiological research within the Veterans Health Administration, conducting rigorous studies that are relevant to the health and health care of veterans.
- Conduct methodological projects that improve the standards of research design and data analysis used in patient-oriented research.
- Create an educational environment in support of collaborative epidemiological research, including training in methods of research design, biostatistics, and data processing.
John Concato, M.D., M.P.H.
Mihaela Aslan, Ph.D.
Lesley W. Mancini, M.B.A.
Associate Center Director - Operations