"Building and maintaining a successful program of research to improve the quality of health care"

Application for Membership

UAB faculty, fellows and staff interested in a COERE membership appointment are asked to send a letter of request (Click here for sample form letter) to the center directors describing their area of research focus and/or professional expertise and expressing their interest in outcomes research. A copy of the faculty member’s PHS 398 Biographical Sketch and/or CV with Other Support should also be attached. Approval is by the directors.

Address letters or email to COERE Directors:

                             Kenneth Saag, M.D., M.Sc. Director
                             Michael Morrisey, PhD Co-Director
                             Monika Safford, MD Associate Director

                              Email address: coere@uab.edu
                              Address: COERE, University of Alabama at Birmingham
                              MT 521, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-4410


The main requirements for membership in the COERE are a demonstrated track record in research and an expressed interest in the field of outcomes and effectiveness research.


Members agree to update the COERE’s database annually or on request regarding their research activities. In addition to their own research activities, members may be invited to participate on at least one internal grant review per year at the request of COERE Directors (see Benefits of Membership). Membership will be renewed every two years to determine if a member has demonstrated an active interest in outcomes research programs.


COERE membership is considered a secondary appointment for UAB faculty. Center rank or title will be assigned on the basis of the faculty members’ current primary appointment and academic title as follows:

COERE Rank/Title Equivalent Primary Appointment
Senior Scientist Professor
Scientist Associate or Assistant Professor, and Adjunct Faculty


For non-faculty and for community/industry or other institutional affiliates, the COERE has established an Associate member category. Associate members are welcomed on the basis of interest, participation and collaboration in outcomes and effectiveness research activities and programs at UAB.