Welcome to the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
The vision of the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences (QHS) is to improve population and individual health by transforming health care delivery through methodological innovation and to become a nationally and internationally recognized resource for translational research. The Department has a three-pronged mission:
- to fulfill the quantitative health science needs of the academic medical center as it moves towards its vision of becoming a leader in clinical and translational research;
- to train the next generation of scientists that will fulfill the Vision; and
- to weave service to the academic medical center into discovery of new approaches to solve the health care needs of the nation and world.
History and Future
The Department Chair, Catarina Kiefe, PhD MD, was recruited from the University of Alabama Birmingham. She is a highly-regarded scientist in the fields of health care quality measurement and outcomes research. Since her arrival at the UMMS campus in June 2009, Dr. Kiefe has recruited a Vice-Chair, Jeroan Allision, MD MSc, four Division Chiefs,and ten additional faculty members.
It is an exciting period of growth for the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences. As of January 2010, we have 15 QHS faculty members. By December 2010, we plan to have recruited an additional seven faculty members for a total of 22, and by December 2012 we expect that our department will have grown to 32 faculty members.
The Department of Quantitative Health Sciences is currently housed in the new Ambulatory Care Center (ACC), a seven-story, 258,000-square-foot building connected to the South Road Parking Garage. In late 2012, QHS is scheduled to move into the new Albert Sherman Center. The center is an interdisciplinary state-of-the-art research and education facility that will foster interaction and collaboration among scientists.
Quantitative Methods Core
"1st Thursday Research Methodology Journal Club"
"3rd Tuesday Method Workshops"