The CATALYST team's newest article, "Understanding Secure Messaging in the Inpatient Environment: A New Avenue for Communication and Patient Engagement," has been published in Applied Clinical Informatics. Congratulations to all those who were involved! 

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The Center for the Advancement of Team Science, Analytics, and Systems Thinking in Health Services and Implementation Science Research (CATALYST)

 

Ann-McAlearney-mainAnn Scheck McAlearney, ScD, MS, is the Director of the Program for Health Services Research of CATALYST and a professor in the Department of Family Medicine.

About us

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What is CATALYST?

CATALYST is a center within The Ohio State University College of Medicine focused on advancing research and discovery in the delivery of health services across the continuum of care using a team science approach. As an innovative and independent center, CATALYST is focused on providing a well-recognized hub for health services and implementation science research efforts.

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Who works with the center?

Naleef Fareed, PhD; Jennifer Hefner, PhD; Daniel Walker, PhD; and Megan Gregory, PhD, collaborate on a project. Our faculty includes experts in a number of fields, as well as many skilled staff members who support their work.

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What's the latest news?

There are always dozens of projects in progress at CATALYST. Stay up to date with everything going on at the center with our news page, where we post information about grant awards, projects and our overall focus.

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How can I join in?

CATALYST is interested in working with well-trained individuals in health management, health services research, implementation science, public health, or other related T3 research fields. Successful candidates are those with a passion for quality research, with high attention to detail and who can participate actively in collaborative approaches to science.

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Our mission

To catalyze faculty at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to engage in meaningful health services research (HSR) and implementation science.

In achieving this mission, CATALYST seeks to complement the mission of The Ohio State University College of Medicine “to improve people’s lives through innovation in research” by ensuring that the work of research faculty is impactful for the organization and the populations they serve. CATALYST is being created as a means of fostering a collaborative culture of research while providing the environment that supports success.

Our vision

To develop the infrastructure necessary to ensure extramural funding, improve the quality of scholarship, develop faculty in the area of health services and implementation science research, and increase the educational capacity of the institution while serving to extend the research, education and clinical enterprises of The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Our values

  • Success through collaboration and sustained productivity
  • Leadership with integrity and personal accountability
  • Respect of diversity of people and ideas through openness and mutual trust
  • Innovation through creativity
  • Passion in what we do by engaging with each other through kindness and fun

Our aims

Guided by its mission, CATALYST aims to:
  • Provide a shared HSR infrastructure to provide expedited access to highly trained research support staff and data
  • Promote a team science-based, collaborative environment in which faculty and postdoctoral researchers are highly mentored by successful HSR faculty to be highly productive (both in papers and grants)
  • Enhance the quality and quantity of published research in HSR and implementation science
  • Identify opportunities for extending the educational mission of the College of Medicine
  • Improve the success rate of applications for funding through initial scoping, review and critical assessment so as to improve submitted proposals