CATALyST is a multi-institutional training collaboration that harnesses expertise from faculty and health care delivery systems affiliated with 4 major Washington state-based institutions. Its goal is to inspire, train, and connect scientists in the emerging field of learning health systems (LHS) research.
We are not currently accepting applications for new scholars.
The CATALyST community meets for works-in-progress (WIP) sessions twice monthly (second and fourth Mondays). In this learning community environment, scholars and other subject matter experts share research plans, experience, findings, and mentorship in a multi-dimensional, LHS dialogue. All are welcome to attend CATALyST WIPs, which are currently being held virtually.
CATALyST scholars are making an impact in the field of learning health sciences. Check out the latest CATALyST scholar Featured Publication and other LHS publications by current and recently graduated scholars.
The CATALyST* LHS Scholar Program brings together 4 learning health systems with deep expertise in translational research: Kaiser Permanente Washington, the University of Washington, the Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System, and the Washington State University College of Medicine. Our goal is to provide experience and training that produces independent scientists who will become the future leaders of LHS research that improves quality, safety, equity, and patient health.
CATALyST is 1 of 11 U.S. Centers of Excellence that comprise the Learning Health Systems K12 training program funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
As a CATALyST scholar, you will get the unique chance to work in rich LHS environments with experienced faculty who are passionate about mentoring future LHS scientists. You’ll also have many opportunities to contribute to new and ongoing LHS studies across our 4 collaborating health care systems, all of which have diverse populations, services, and care models. By leveraging the longstanding relationships we have with operations partners in care delivery, you will gain valuable hands-on experience in the foundational elements of LHS research. You’ll also have the rewarding opportunity to learn — and use — cutting-edge methods to rapidly implement evidence that improves patient outcomes.
The CATALyST Scholar Program trains qualified early-career investigators in the innovative methods of LHS science and patient-centered outcomes methodology. We also engage scholars in new and ongoing LHS research opportunities and provide mentorship to help them develop and achieve their career goals as LHS researchers.
CATALyST scholars receive multidisciplinary didactic and experiential training in:
*CATALyST stands for Consortium for Applied Training to Advance the Learning health system with Scholars/Trainees.
The CATALyST K12 Scholar Program is co-sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
Contact: Susan Brandzel
CATALyST Program Administrator