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Center for Improvement Sciences

Jack Kues, director

The mission of the Center for Improvement Sciences is to improve patient and population health through inter-professional education and patient-centered outcomes research and implementation of evidence-based innovations and best practices.

The Center for Improvement Sciences (CIS) was created as part of the 2015 reapplication of the CCTST. Its primary purpose is to provide translational and interprofessional investigators and teams with easy access to a range of resources that had previously been unavailable or scattered throughout the CCTST partner institutions. CIS is home for team science and quality improvement training, consultation, and research. It is also building resources to support system change and the adoption and dissemination of care improvements (Implementation Science). A number of other resources from around the CCTST are also accessible through the CIS. Among these resources are expertise in health services research, outcomes research, community-based research, and evaluation. A consultation call or appointment with a CIS navigator can save investigators a great deal of time and effort identifying and finding resources to help them and their teams. We have a library of readings, presentations, and tools available in the resource section below.

Key Content Areas

Key Personnel

  • Jack Kues, Director
  • Amy Short, Administrative Director
  • Elizabeth Heubi, Program Manager
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