Outcomes Research Workshop

The Outcomes Research Workshop (ORW) is focused on clinical outcomes, health services, and comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), and medical education, with an emphasis on the application or use of social science research methods. The workshop is highly interactive and provides opportunities for trainees, fellows, and faculty to present early-stage research ideas or preliminary results, to practice conference talks, or to use the time as a research or grant preparation working meeting with colleagues and senior faculty. The ORW originated over 10 years ago as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and continues to be open to the University community. The workshop is sponsored by CHeSS, the University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine, the Biological Sciences Division, and Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation (HDSI). Funding is also provided through the NIA P30 Center on Healthy Aging Behaviors and Longitudinal InvestigationS (CHABLIS) (grant number P30AG066619).

Unless otherwise indicated, all ORW sessions will be held on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:30 am via Zoom. 

Winter 2024 Schedule

No need to register for this event. Join Zoom meeting here.


January 10, 2024

Ethical Considerations in an Era of Engaged Patients: The (Delicate) Balance of Patient Autonomy and Physician Expertise in Medical Decisions

Alex Tate, PhD
Research Director, Hospital Medicine; Lecturer, Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago


January 17, 2024

Using Time Motion Studies across UChicago Hospitalist Models

David Pavkovich, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Section of Hospital Medicine, University of Chicago


January 24, 2024

The Impact of COVID-19 on Opioid Poisonings: Differential Causes and Effects by Age

Shelby Steuart, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, University of Chicago


January 31, 2024

TL1 check-in


February 7, 2024 – In-person H300

Treatment and Support for Older Adults with Substance Use Disorder: Perspectives of Low-income, Urban-dwelling, Ethnically Diverse Older Adults with a History of Substance Use

Mari Mackiewicz, PhD, MSN/CNS
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine, University of Chicago


February 14, 2024

Equity-enhanced Discharge for Patients with Cancer

Abigail Irvine, MA
Director, Quality & Network Integration, Cancer Services, UChicago Medicine

Emery Donovan, MDes
Design Researcher and Strategist, Research Assistant, Equitable Healthcare Lab

Sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation (HDSI)


*Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Community Based Research Network (CBRN) Social Network Analysis
Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92951190083

Elizabeth Lynch, PhD
Rush University

Elbert Huang, MD
University of Chicago

Sponsored by NorthShore


February 28, 2024

Pediatrics and PrEP

Jon Mannheim, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Chicago