Boston University serves as the Evaluation and Dissemination Core (EDC) for the multi-institutional CoHSTAR program. Alan Jette, PT, PhD, and Mary Slavin, PT, PhD, serve as the codirectors. The EDC hosts the Summer Institute on Health Services Research.
Brown University serves as the Research Career Training Program Core (RCTPC). The director of this core is Theresa Shireman, PhD, PharmD. The RCTPC recruits and trains fellows and visiting scientists.
The University of Pittsburgh serves as the Pilot Studies Core (PSC). Janet Freburger, PT, PhD, and Christine McDonough, PT, PhD, serve as the codirectors of this core.
CoHSTAR-funded researchers have published or submitted for publication nearly 100 research articles.
Meet some of the CoHSTAR researchers and hear about the impact of CoHSTAR in their own words.
In 2019, the Foundation Board of Trustees elected to extend funding of the 5-year CoHSTAR grant with an additional 2-year investment. Hear Principal Investigator Linda Resnik explain how this additional investment will allow for additional growth in health services research.
Prior to starting his CoHSTAR Fellowship, Daniel Young spent 9 years as a faculty member. Though he had some success in developing partnerships with hospitals to conduct small-scale health services research, CoHSTAR helped fast-track his work.
Capó-Lugo notes, "In the year that I have been a fellow, I submitted 3 articles for publication and participated in applying for grants. But the biggest reason that CoHSTAR is such a great opportunity is that it links people that are doing similar work.”
Since 2015, CoHSTAR has yielded 96 peer-reviewed publications and 120 research abstracts presented.
CoHSTAR's postdoctoral and faculty fellowships bridge the gap between PhD completion and successful indendent investigators.
This work would not have been possible without the support of individuals and organizations with a shared passion for the profession.