Center for Outcomes Research

JPS Landscape


The Center for Outcomes Research (COR) was established in December 2016 to generate evidence that informs clinical care and optimizes health outcomes, particularly for socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. Our efforts are supported by collaborations with researchers both locally and nationally. In addition, we host doctoral students in epidemiology and biostatistics as part of the UNT Health Science Center/JPS Predoctoral Research Fellowship program.


Research Priorities

COR faculty and staff conduct investigator-initiated research that uses contemporary epidemiologic and biostatistical methods to address outcomes of cancer, hepatitis C virus, HIV, and pregnancy. Research priorities for these topics include:

  • Improving knowledge about modifiable determinants of outcomes
    • Assessing associations between plausible determinants and outcomes
    • Exploring pathways by which determinants affect outcomes
  • Testing interventions or tools to improve outcomes
    • Comparing effectiveness of interventions
    • Developing and validating clinical prediction models to facilitate personalized care


About JPS Health Network

JPS Health Network, the publicly funded healthcare system for Tarrant County, has supported healthier and better lives in North Texas for more than a century. The network’s more than 6,500 team members deliver high quality and compassionate care for more than 1.2 million patient encounters annually.