Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research

About

The Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research Core helps researchers access and interpret the comprehensive database of the UW HIV Cohort Study.

The UW HIV Cohort is an ongoing observational study of HIV-infected patients who have received primary care in the UW Madison HIV Clinic and the UW Virology Clinic from January 1, 1995 to the present. Using a database (UW HIV Information System) integrating clinical data and banked specimens, the Core supports researchers requiring longitudinal HIV/AIDS patient information and expertise in clinical epidemiology and health services research.

The database can be used to identify patients for enrollment into interventional studies; for retrospective and prospective observational studies; and for basic and translational research. Cohort Study data can also help investigators assess study feasibility, prepare grant proposals, and conduct clinical research. Data commonly requested include laboratory results, diagnoses, medications, genotypic resistance, demographic characteristics, eligibility for prospective trials, and availability of linked specimens.

Services

The UW HIV Information System (UWHIS) contains clinical information on HIV patients seen since January 1, 1995 at the Harborview Medical Center's Madison Clinic and University of Washington Medical Center's Virology Clinic.

The CE&HSR Core provides consultation services for researchers performing clinical epidemiology or health services research among persons with HIV.

Activities

The Clinical and Epidemiology and Health Services Research Core is involved in a variety of national and international HIV research collaborations.

People

Mari Kitahata, MD, MPH
Director

Heidi Crane, MD, MPH
Associate Director

Stephen Van Rompaey, PhD
Core Coordinator

Matthew Jackson
Research Assistant

Core Committee

Mari Kitahata, MD, MPH, Professor of Med., Div. Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Heidi Crane, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Med., Div. Allergy & Infectious Diseases, Head Metabolic Clinic
Robert Harrington, MD, Professor of Med., Div. of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, Medical Director Madison Clinic
Bill Lober, MD, MSc Associate Professor, Biomedical & Health Informatics, Global Health, Nursing, Med, & Public Health
Ann Collier, MD, Professor of Med., Div. Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Director, UW AIDS Clinical Trails Unit
Jane Simoni, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Global Health
Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, MD, Acting Chair & Professor, Dept. Medical Education & Biomedical Informatics, 
Head Div. of Biomedical & Health Informatics
Kristina Crothers MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Div. of Pulmonary & Critical Care
John Scott, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Med., Div. Allergy & Infectious Diseases, 
Director Hepatitis Clinic
Wayne McCormick MD, MPH, Professor of Med., Section Chief, Div. of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine

Contact

Stephen Van Rompaey, PhD
(206) 744-3675
kelpie at uw.edu