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View monthly webinars from ACCORDS faculty on various pragmatic research methods.


Welcome to The Pragmatic Scientist, a new science blog for the Colorado Pragmatic Research in Health Conference (COPRH Con) learning community. 

In August 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the Adult & Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) held the first national COPRH conference. The conference was held virtually over two days, and maintains a publicly accessible platform of the archived content. One of the goals of COPRH Con is to establish a virtual learning community (VLC) of scholars from across the United States - and ultimately internationally - to build a culture and enhance the science of pragmatic research in health

Even before COVID-19, our plan was to innovate development of a pragmatic science learning community that would operate virtually. We would engage both synchronously and asynchronously using a variety of web-based platforms and incorporating adult learning principles. This blog is one component of the COPRH Con VLC. The COPRH Conference itself,
monthly pragmatic research webinars, and interactive pragmatic research guidance materials (such as our COPRH Pragmatic Research Planning Workbook) are also key COPRH Con VLC components. We will explore together what is needed to support scholars and achieve pragmatic research goals. We invite any and all scholars involved in health research to participate in this exploration. Scholars can include those with formal academic appointments and credentials, community members engaged as stakeholders and advocates in health research, and any others working in non-profit, government, and/or private healthcare or policy research institutes. Clinical, translational, health services, and public health research is all welcome.

You Might Be A Pragmatic Scientist...

by Bethany Kwan, PhD, MSPH

The Colorado Pragmatic Research in Health Conference 2021: Implementation and Conduct of Pragmatic Research

By Bethany Kwan, PhD, MSPH

Rigor and Relevance in Pragmatic Research

by Bethany Kwan, PhD, MSPH

Shared Values for Pragmatic Research in Health

by Bethany Kwan, PhD, MSPH

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