Project Summary

In January 2024, PCORI and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced the continuation of their partnership to advance learning health system scientist training through the AHRQ and PCORI Learning Health System Embedded Scientist Training and Research (LHS E-STaR) Centers. This joint initiative builds upon a partnership launched in 2018 through the AHRQ-PCORI Institutional Mentored Career Development Program (K12).

The LHS E-STaR (P30) program will invest up to $80 million over five years to support learning health systems, including patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research. The initiative will provide training and professional development for scientists in a variety of care settings, engage communities and other health system stakeholders in novel ways and promote research to improve health outcomes at the individual and population level while enhancing health system operations.

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) was released in December 2022 with a corresponding application deadline in March 2023. Sixteen institutions across the nation were subsequently selected for funding to develop LHS E-STaR Centers and are listed below.

The 16 E-STaR Centers 

  • Boston HEALHS: The Boston Health Equity & community-Aligned Learning Health System
    Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dartmouth Learning Health System Embedded Scientist Training and Research Center
    Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • EQUIP+: Columbia-Cornell-Einstein Center for Learning Health System Science
    Columbia University Health Sciences, New York City, New York
  • LeaHD: Learning Health Systems Training Focused on Improving Disability and Chronic Condition Care Center
    Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
  • LEaRN: Learning Health System Embedded Scientist Training and Research of the North Center
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • LHS STAR NJ: Learning Health System Scientist Training and Research in New Jersey
  • MEL-STaR: Michigan Embedded LHS Scientist Training and Research Center
    University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • MIELHSS: Massachusetts Institute for Equity-Focused Learning Health System Science
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • PEDSnet Scholars: A National Pediatric Learning Health System Embedded Scientist Training and Research Program
  • Penn PORTAL: Patient-Oriented Research and Training to Accelerate Learning
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • PERLHS: Promoting Embedded Research in a Learning Health System
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • RAPID-LHS: Realizing Accelerated Progress, Investigation, Implementation, and Dissemination in Learning Health Systems Center
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • SSNE-STaR: Southwest Safety Net Embedded Scientist Training and Research Center
    Arizona State University – Tempe, Tempe, AZ
  • The UCSD Center for Learning Health Systems Science
    University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • UCSF Learning Health System Embedded Scientist Training and Research Center
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • WA LHS E-STAR: Washington Learning Health System Embedded Scientist Training and Research Center
    Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, Seattle, WA

Project Information

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
$85,000,000

Key Dates

March 2022
2029
2024

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Last updated: March 25, 2024