Comparative Effectiveness

Leading Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research

The Comparative Effectiveness Research Center (CERC) leads and participates in high-quality clinical and methodological research, collaborates on educational activities and fosters multi-disciplinary projects and interactions among patients, researchers and other stakeholders. More

Research Spotlight


This project focuses on questions, such as, who improves with treatment and which treatments are most appropriate for whom and will contribute to the understanding of treatment outcome differences based upon patients’ views of themselves and their treatment. Read More

Spinal Stenosis

This research study hopes to provide more information about the effectiveness of the various non-surgical choices for managing lumbar spinal stenosis. Read More


Using observational data as a tool for comparative effectiveness research by identifying the best fit of statistical methods, accounting for non-randomized treatment assignment and associated bias and confounding. Read More