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:

CORE news and events

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We are proud to celebrate the scientific achievements of our researchers and trainees in publications, grant competitions, honours and awards, and appointments, as well as in the mainstream press.

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The CORE issues a monthly newsletter. Read the latest issue here.

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The Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) organizes and supports numerous speakers, seminars, and symposia throughout the year. The CORE YouTube channel has an extensive catalog of past seminars.

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

Cohort creation for 'big data' analysis


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.

Global health

CORE platforms

The CORE is proud to offer the services of specialized service platforms, which provide consultations for members of the RI‑MUHC.

CORE leadership

Benjamin Smith
Benjamin Smith

Director, Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)
Scientist, RI-MUHC

Nandini Dendukuri

Associate Director, Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)
Scientist, RI-MUHC

Contact the CORE

Contact the Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at the RI-MUHC. We are happy to hear from you!

Open Position

Operations Manager, Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)

Useful links

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