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About Us

The Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), situated at the intersection of Yale University and Yale New Haven Hospital, is one of the country’s original outcomes research centers. Founded in 1995, our pioneering work in healthcare quality measurement is foundational to how our current federal Medicare program provides greater accountability to all stakeholders, to ensure safe, patient-centered, effective, high-quality, timely, and equitable care.

Decades later, we continue to evolve in our solutions and provide significant contributions that have transformed our healthcare delivery system.

Our solutions are thoughtful, innovative, yet practical. We take a pragmatic “bench to bedside” approach that evaluates and improves quality of care, cost-effectiveness, monitoring of patterns of care, disease management, decision support, risk characterization, and overall healthcare provider performance.

Currently led by Dr. Harlan M. Krumholz and Ms. Claudine Litman, CORE consists of a talented blend of skilled clinical investigators, statisticians, analysts, computer scientists, economists, epidemiologists, management experts, and administrative staff. Our staff are renowned leaders in their respective disciplines and are continuously sought after for their expertise. We also actively engage and collaborate with our broad network national and international healthcare experts.

Our work is funded by government, state, and private sources, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Connecticut State Department of Health, and professional societies, like the American College of Cardiology.

Our organization is led by a talented and multidisciplinary group of clinical, technical, and managerial professionals who develop solutions to the practical needs of patients, populations, and society. Meet some of our experts who are at the forefront of all that we do at CORE.


Focus Areas

Our multidisciplinary teams work with government agencies, NGOs, health systems, industry and peer research institutions to produce better outcomes.

Learn more about our areas of expertise.