The mission of health services research within the Department of Urology is two-fold:
- To improve upon the accessibility, quality, value and consistency of healthcare for urologic diseases through carefully executed research.
- To train students, residents and fellows in the fundamentals of health services research and prepare them for independent research careers.
Our faculty integrates fellows and residents into our research projects, allowing them to lead their own studies while they learn from our experts. At the same time, we partner with colleagues in the Department of Biostatistics, the Institute for Medicine and Public Health, and across the Vanderbilt University Medical Center to ensure we achieve the best possible outcomes.
Our health services research attempts to improve the overall quality of urologic care in the broader population by studying how care is provided and improvement methods, health disparities and barriers to health and healthy policy.