The Health Effectiveness Research Center (HERCe) is an academic and public resource for assessing comparative effectiveness and safety of health interventions with a goal of creating and assessing interventions for responsible translation of evidence into practice.
The Center accomplishes this by monitoring federal legislation, programs, and priorities on safety and effectiveness and by striving to meet needs through teaching, research and service activities in concert with Department of Epidemiology and the College of Pharmacy program in Pharmaceutical Socioeconomics, other interdisciplinary research centers and programs, and public health entities.
In order to improve population health, the Center strives for responsible translation of evidence into practice through innovative research on effects of preventive and therapeutic interventions in practice; by teaching practitioners and scientists the tools of such research; and by dissemination, consultation and collaboration with public health and other programs.
The administrative home for the Center is the Department of Epidemiology. An Executive Committee consisting of the Director, Associate Director, and Epidemiology Department Administrator acts as the policy body of the Center and oversees the implementation of Center policy, review of annual budgets, and management of the Center’s affairs. The committee also serves as the major two-way information conduit between Center administration and Center affiliated faculty and staff.