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Translational Research: Implementation, Analysis, & Design (TRIAD)

The CTSI Translational Research: Implementation, Analysis, & Design (TRIAD) team, co-directed by Drs. Tom Greene and Angela Presson, provides methodological and data analytic support to investigators seeking to perform research seeking to improve the health of patient populations. The broader TRIAD team encompasses coordinated cores that specialize in Study Design and Biostatistics, Cancer Biostatistics, Health Economics, Qualitative ServicesDissemination and Implementation Science Core, Survey Design and Measurement, and Systematic Review. Members within each core apply state of the art research methodology in their respective areas, and are available to collaborate with clinical and translational researchers throughout the University of Utah and partner institutions.  

All cores in the TRIAD team are closely coordinated and operate through a common project management and tracking system. This system coordinates support of core members throughout the research process based on the areas of expertise of each core. The CTSI’s TRIAD team is also closely affiliated with the Department of Population Health Sciences, including the Division of Health Systems and Innovation Research under the direction of Dr. Rachel Hess. The partnership provides the TRIAD core with added expertise in the design of studies involving process of care interventions and other areas of health systems research, and in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) methods. PCOR methods include pragmatic clinical trials, studies of clinical effectiveness, and mixed methods studies. The TRIAD team plays an integral role in the clinical and translational research productivity at the University of Utah and its partner institutions.

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Population Health Research Director: Tom Greene, PhD

SDBC Director, PHR Co-Director: Angela Presson, PhD, MS

SDBC Co-Director: Yue Zhang, PhD

SDBC Co-Director: Greg Stoddard, MBA MPH

Cancer Biostatistics Director: Kenneth Boucher, PhD

Survey Design and Measurement Core Director: Morgan Millar, PhD

Qualitative Services Core Director: Susan Zickmund, PhD

Health Economics Core Director: Fernando Wilson, PhD

Health Economics Core Co-Director: Rich Nelson, PhD

Acknowledging the SDBC

Please use the following text to acknowledge the CTSI Study Design and Biostatistics Center:

"This investigation was supported by the University of Utah Translational Research: Implementation, Analysis, and Design (TRIAD), with funding in part from the National Center for Research Resources and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through Grant UM1TR004409 (formerly 5UL1TR001067-05, 8UL1TR000105 and UL1RR025764)."