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DataLab for Clinical Care & Population Health

The DataLab for Clinical Care & Population Health utilizes epidemiology, research-design principles, biostatistics, and computational data-science methods to focus on the following areas of research:

  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Pragmatic health-systems research
  • Health-technology assessment
  • Quality assessment, control and improvement
  • Dissemination and implementation science
  • Geospatial analysis
  • Disparities of care
  • Health policy
  • Health care economics

Clinically, our predominant focus is on health and health care related to pediatric conditions, particularly congenital anomalies that require complex, multidisciplinary care.

The lab has been involved in many fruitful and impactful collaborations, including with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), the International Consortium on Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), Americleft, NSQIP–Pediatric, and others.

Situated at Duke University, the lab is presently developing collaborations with other programs at Duke, including:

Advanced Training

Opportunities for working with the lab are open to Duke University medical, nursing, and graduate school students and residents. These opportunities include basic collaboration on research projects, as well as longer-term 1- or 2-year associations as part of a formal research sabbatical.

Priority is given to students with an advanced degree in public health, epidemiology, or policy; experience in biostatistics and/or computer science; working knowledge of R and/or Python; concurrent enrollment in the Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Research program offered by Duke School of Medicine; or through the Duke SCORES program.

Contact Us

Are you interested in health-services research, especially as it pertains to surgical and complex, multidisciplinary care? Would you like to propose a collaboration? Please get in touch!

Alexander C. Allori, MD, MPH

Latest Publications

Rothermel, Alexis T., Jaclyn N. Lundberg, Thomas D. Samson, Raymond W. Tse, Alexander C. Allori, Michael Bezuhly, Stephen P. Beals, and Thomas J. Sitzman. “A Toolbox of Surgical Techniques for Palatal Fistula Repair.” Cleft Palate Craniofac J 58, no. 2 (February 2021): 170–80.

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Le, Elliot, Peter Shrader, Hayden Bosworth, Jillian Hurst, Benjamin Goldstein, Amelia Drake, Jeyhan Wood, et al. “Provision and Utilization of Team- and Community-Based Operative Care for Patients With Cleft Lip/Palate in North Carolina.” Cleft Palate Craniofac J 57, no. 11 (November 2020): 1298–1307.

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Levites, Heather A., Amanda R. Sergesketter, Banafesh Sharif-Askary, Scott T. Hollenbeck, Alexander C. Allori, and Jeffrey R. Marcus. “Videoscope-Assisted Cleft Palate Surgery: Rationale, Experience, and Technical Implementation.” Plast Reconstr Surg 146, no. 5 (November 2020): 1129–32.

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Sitzman, Thomas J., Raymond W. Tse, Alexander C. Allori, David M. Fisher, Thomas D. Samson, Stephen P. Beals, Damir B. Matic, Jeffrey R. Marcus, Daniel H. Grossoehme, and Maria T. Britto. “Feasibility of Surgeon-Delivered Audit and Feedback Incorporating Peer Surgical Coaching to Reduce Fistula Incidence following Cleft Palate Repair: A Pilot Trial.” Plast Reconstr Surg 146, no. 1 (July 2020): 144–53.

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