Center for Outcomes Research

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The Center for Outcomes Research (COR) at Houston Methodist is anchored at Houston Methodist Research Institute and functions in partnership with Weill Cornell Medical College and in collaboration with Texas A&M University School of Public Health. Under the leadership of director and co-director, Bita A. Kash, PhD, MBA, FACHE and Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, the Center drives fundamental improvements in patient outcomes for patients treated in acute-care settings and throughout the cycle of their care in the ambulatory setting and their communities. Key areas of research include health services research, health economics, industrial and systems engineering, and health care management.


The mission of the Center for Outcomes Research is to conduct applied team research, develop researchers, and exert national leadership towards improved health outcomes for diverse patient populations by:

  • Designing,
  • Testing & validating, and
  • Implementing innovations in health care delivery.



Center Director

Bita A. Kash, PhD, MBA, FACHE

Bita A. Kash, PhD, MBA, FACHE
Occidental Petroleum Centennial Chair in Quality and Outcomes Research, Center for Outcomes Research
Director, Center for Outcomes Research
Houston Methodist

contact information

Megan Taubert, MHA
Program Project Manager
Center for Outcomes Research
Houston Methodist Research Institute

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