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Research Centers at UMass Chan-Baystate

As nationally-recognized experts in population health, clinical effectiveness and outcomes research, we have established two research centers that focus on effective and efficient health care.

Clinical Trials Office 

The Clinical Trials Office works to increase the availability of clinical trials for patients in western Massachusetts. Findings will be used to advance the delivery of the latest cutting-edge therapies to our patients. Our Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) opened in 2021 at 80 Wason Avenue in Springfield and is a dedicated space focused solely on clinical trials. 

Program Director: Gerard Coly, MD, MPH, CCRP

Associate Director/Sub Investigator: Viorika Nelson, DNP, FNP-C

If you are interested in learning more please contact the Clinical Trial Office staff at 413-794-6690 or email

Department of Healthcare Delivery & Population Sciences 

The multidisciplinary Department of Healthcare Delivery & Population Sciences (formerly the Institute for Healthcare Delivery & Population Sciences) develops, implements and evaluates innovative strategies to transform the delivery of healthcare services, translate evidence into routine practice, generate new knowledge about what works, when, and under what circumstances.

Chair: Peter Lindenauer, MD, MSc