Essentials of Clinical Research at Stanford

December 13, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Li Ka Shing Center
269 Campus Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94305
Jessica P. Meyer, MBA

This course, broken into two modules, provides a step-by-step model for how to: design and conduct clinical research at Stanford.

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Module 1: Science of Research
Thursdays, starting Nov. 1 | 3:30 PM – 5:20PM
Li Ka Shing Center, LK102

Topics include:

  • An Overview of the Research Landscape
    The research questions, design, measurements, analysis/interpretation/reporting
  • Design and Conduct of RCTs
    Phases of research, randomization, outcomes, analytic approach
  • Design and Conduct of Observational Studies
    Types of studies, source of bias, analytic approach
  • Qualitative Research and Questionnaire Design
    Collecting, analyzing and integrating quantitative and qualitative research
  • Research Reproducibility 
    Statistical analysis tool and data science
  • Design of Diagnostic Studies, Data Management and Collection

Certificate of Participation available based on attendance and post-course knowledge assessment.


  • Steve Goodman, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy
  • Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
  • Tom Hardwicke, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, METRICS
  • Lesley Park, PhD, Instructor, Medicine, Primary Care and Population Health
  • Rita Popat, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Health Research and Policy, Epidemiology

Module 2: Conduct of Research Series

An introduction to protocol development, Good Clinical Practice guidelines, and the principles and practices underlying ethical research. 

Thursdays in January 2019 | 3:30 – 5:20 p.m. | AlwayM112
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