Centers, Labs, and Research Initiatives

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Health Sciences researchers lead a wide range of innovative centers, labs, and other research initiatives. Click the links below to learn more about these:

Advanced Metrics Lab

Led by Dr. Trudy Mallinson, lab members collaborate to apply contemporary measurement methods, particularly Rasch Measurement to improve health outcomes and health care quality. Better measurement; better outcomes.

Biomedical Informatics Center

Led by Dr. Qing Zeng, the Center leverages biomedical information, including EHR, social media, and omics data, to predict and improve patient outcomes by developing and using cutting-edge computational technology.

The Governor's Health Sciences Academy

A one-of-a-kind partnership between Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) and The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) to address a critical skills and workforce gap in health care and health sciences.

GW Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)

Guides individuals with disadvantaged backgrounds through the educational pipeline of a health profession to develop future generations of health professionals from diverse backgrounds to provide culturally competent care for underserved populations.

GW Learning Health Systems Lab (GWLHS)

In Learning Health Systems (LHS) evidence-based knowledge influences practice and practice-based evidence influences future research. The GW Learning Health Systems Lab aims to stimulate growth of LHSs through education, research, and collaboration.

Neuromuscular Control Lab

Led by Dr. Keith Cole, the Neuromuscular Control Lab focuses on innovative methods to assess and improve movement control. We aim to determine afferent changes that occur due to age and neuromusculoskeletal conditions that affect movement.

Primary Care Research Training Program (P-CART)

This post-doctoral fellowship program is designed to develop researchers who are prepared to generate, test, and disseminate primary care-oriented interventions that aim to improve health and health equity.

The R.W. Turner Lab

Focuses on research related to neurological and  psychological health of adults with cognitive impairments and aims to provide caregivers with the best and  most up-to-date information with which they can treat their clients.

GW Collaboratory for Health Research and Education

Led by Dr. Paige McDonald, collaborators study knowledge translation in learning health systems.