"My role this year has expanded to include both clinical and health services research. There are endless opportunities to capitalize on the inherent, bidirectional synergies in these arenas and I look forward to collaborating with my clinical and health services research colleagues to take full advantage of them." - Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD. Learn more about Dr. Pop-Busui.
Clinical & Health Services Research Connection
Internal Medicine has a sizable and accomplished history in health services research. Researchers from our department make up the largest group within U-M’s Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI). Because our health services research footprint is so vast, we have the perfect opportunity to stimulate the development of clinical research projects that address pressing topics already being investigated by our IHPI colleagues, from healthy aging to the opioid epidemic. As our clinical trialists identify effective interventions, our outcomes researchers can examine them in clinical practice. And if an intervention falls short in practice, our trialists can compare alternatives. With our health services and clinical researchers working together, we can make quicker advancements to improve patient care.