Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)
The mission of the Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) is to improve human health and well-being through evaluative research and knowledge translation, based on rigorous and innovative methods.
The CORE is one of the three RI-MUHC research centres, which unite RI-MUHC researchers from eight content-focused interdisciplinary research programs.
The CORE brings together experts in epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical trials, and health services research. Our expertise in methods drives advancement and innovation across myriad aspects of health and disease.
Who are we?
CORE researchers are epidemiologists, biostatisticians, health services researchers, physicians, psychologists, nurses, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists. We study the social, behavioural, environmental, and genetic drivers of disease. We assess the health impact of new diagnostic approaches and clinical treatments, and evaluate the benefits, risks, and costs of health care services. We directly impact health outcomes by developing and evaluating new clinical diagnostic tools and treatments, health care innovations, and public health policies.
Profiles of CORE researchers may be accessed via their affiliated RI-MUHC Research Program:
- Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience Program (BRaIN)
- Cancer Research Program (CRP)
- Cardiovascular Health across the Lifespan Program (CHAL)
- Injury Repair Recovery Program (IRR)
- Child Health and Human Development Program (CHHD)
- Metabolic Disorders and Complications (MeDiC) Program
- Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program (IDIGH)
- Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program (RESP)
CORE news and events
What do we do at the CORE?
Research at CORE includes groundbreaking work in key areas. Here are some examples.
Digital innovation and evaluation for health behaviour change
- TAKE-IT pill box in pediatric renal transplant
- SMARTER step count prescription in diabetes and hypertension
- HIVSmart!, an open access mobile application for HIV self-testing and linkage to care
- MedSafer, an electronic tool designed to help physicians and pharmacists through the process of safe and successful medication deprescription in older adults.
Cohort creation for 'big data' analysis
- The CAnadian Network for Advanced Interdisciplinary Methods for comparative effectiveness research (CAN-AIM) uses prospective longitudinal cohorts to study drug safety and effectiveness.
Patient-oriented research networks
- The CHILD-BRIGHT Network, headquartered at CORE, is a pan-Canadian network that aims to improve life outcomes for children with brain-based developmental disabilities.
The CORE is proud to offer the services of specialized service platforms, which provide consultations for members of the RI‑MUHC.
- Biostatistics Consulting Unit
- Data Capture and Management Platform (Launching summer 2021)
Kaberi Dasgupta, MD, M.Sc., FRCPC
Director, Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)
Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC
Associate Director, Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)
Contact the CORE
Contact the Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at the RI-MUHC. We are happy to hear from you!
Dominique J. Favreau
Operations Manager, Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)