CoHSTAR is directed by a Leadership and Administrative Core (LAC) and guided by an External Advisory Board. CoHSTAR includes a Research Career Training Program Core (RCTPC), a Pilot Studies Core (PSC), and an Evaluation and Dissemination Core (EDC).
The LAC is based at Brown University School of Public Health and housed within the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research. Dr. Resnik serves as principal investigator and LAC director. The 6-person CoHSTAR External Advisory Board assists in strategic planning, prioritizing focus areas for pilot study funding and recruitment of trainees.
The RCTPC is led by Vincent Mor, PhD at Brown University. The aim of the RCTPC is to provide training for postdoctoral trainees and visiting scientists in health services research for physical therapists that will guide their career development as health services researchers.
Kelley Fitzgerald, PT, PhD and Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD at the University of Pittsburgh are leading the PSC. The aims of the PSC are to solicit pilot study applications relevant to physical therapy, select outstanding pilot projects for funding, provide oversight/data safety and quality monitoring of ongoing pilot projects, help investigators translate pilot projects into full scale research grant applications for extramural funding, and monitor the progress and success of the PSC.
The EDC is led by Alan Jette, PT, PhD, and Mary Slavin, PT, PhD at Boston University. The aims of the EDC are to develop and implement a comprehensive evaluation framework to assess CoHSTAR activities, communicate with core directors and coordinate improvement activities as needed, ensure that program information is optimally disseminated to target audiences, and enhance the impact and sustainability of CoHSTAR activities.