Center for Outcomes Research

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 Bita A. Kash, PhD, MBA, FACHE, the Center for Outcomes Research 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,
  • Implementing, and
  • Testing & validating innovations in health care delivery.

Center leadership and scientists ensure that their discoveries impacting patient outcomes are implementable in actual practice. Research findings are disseminated and translated into actionable strategies for healthcare leaders to implement seamlessly.

For more information, please see our 2021 Center for Outcomes Research Annual Report.



Center Director


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

Taubert, Megan

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


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