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Center for Health Care Research and Policy

Shari Bolen

A Note from the Director

Dear Colleagues,

On January 2, 2020, I became the Director of the Center for Health Care Research and Policy (CHRP) at The MetroHealth System. This is one of three centers comprising the MetroHealth’s new Population Health Research Institute. I am especially thankful to Randall Cebul MD who established, developed, and led the Case Western Reserve University Center for Health Care Research and Policy at The MetroHealth System into its nationally recognized role today, and to Douglas Einstadter MD, MPH who served as the interim Director of the Center for Health Care Research and Policy over the last few years.

The Center for Health Care Research and Policy’s mission is to:

  1. improve the health of the public by conducting research that improves access to health care, increases the quality and value of health care services, and informs health policy and practice; and
  2. lead education and training programs that promote these goals.

Our 9 core faculty led or co-led over 13 active grants in 2019 totaling around 5 million dollars, had 20 publications, and mentored over 45 trainees in 2019. 

I look forward to partnering with faculty and other stakeholders as we begin a strategic planning process as part of the new MetroHealth Population Health Research Institute.

Sincerely,

Shari Bolen MD, MPH

Director, Center for Health Care Research and Policy, CWRU at The MetroHealth System
Director, Population Health Research Institute, The MetroHealth System
Director, Cardiovascular Disease Programs, Better Health Partnership