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John Brooks, Ph.D.
|Title:||Professor and South Carolina SmartState Endowed Chair
|Department:||Health Services Policy and Management
Arnold School of Public Health
|Office:||Discovery Building 1, Suite 303D
915 Greene Street
Research and Teaching Interests
Dr. Brooks a health economist with a focus on estimating treatment effectiveness using observational healthcare databases. He is presently the Director of Center for Effectiveness Research in Orthopaedics (CERortho) which is a collaborative effort between the University of South Carolina and Prisma Health to promote comparative effectiveness research (CER) in orthopaedic care. CERortho enables methodologists and clinicians in a large dynamic healthcare system to create prospective data collection platforms and develop innovative methods in treatment effectiveness research. CERortho mission is developing repositories containing patients with MSK conditions and measuring information from throughout their episodes of care to assess treatment effectiveness. The Orthopaedic Patient Data Repository follows populations of patients from Prisma Health with new musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions through their entire episodes of care.