Yale-CORE PCOR Scholars Program (K12)

Program Overview

The Yale and Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (Yale-CORE) Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Scholars Program is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, individualized, mentored career development program that will position individuals to create transformational health care improvement through their research and its application. 


The main objectives of the PCOR Scholars Program, which is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), are to:

  • Provide training in advanced comparative effectiveness research (CER) methods, through a PCOR lens, with attention to quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Develop scientists with the knowledge, skills, and ability to become independent PCOR investigators and generate practical knowledge poised for application. 
  • Develop leaders who will contribute to positive change in health care through their ability to guide broadly inclusive multidisciplinary teams in studying relevant topics and promote appropriate action from research. 
  • Develop knowledge translators by building Scholar capacity to engage stakeholders, including patients and their caregivers, communicate about their research from inception through dissemination to a range of individuals using an array of approaches, and promote the application of the findings in practice.
The Program provides Scholars with two or three years of support, including partial salary, tuition, and research funds. During this time, Scholars are prepared to seek independence through grant funding.

The Principle Investigator and Director of the Program is Harlan Krumholz, MD, SM, the Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health, and Director of CORE. The Program Associate Director, Leslie Curry, PhD, MPH, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of Public Health and Co-Director of the Yale RWJCSP.

For more information, please contact Kendall Getek at kendall.getek@yale.edu or 203-785-4293.