"Building and maintaining a successful program of research to improve the quality of health care"
The COERE has organized expertise in the form of thematic Work Groups. These Work Groups consist of scientists who serve as the COERE’s Internal Steering Committee (ISC). Through this intellectual infrastructure the COERE supports UAB faculty by facilitating
  1. design and analysis of outcomes and effectiveness research studies;
  2. use of patient-level and provider- level data for outcomes studies;
  3. development and implementation of research ideas and grant applications; and
  4. mentoring of faculty and students in outcomes and effectiveness research.

COERE EC and ISC members also serve in leadership roles on methods and training, providing outcomes research expertise for several other UAB centers and programs funded by NIH, AHRQ, and the VA.