Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)2018-09-07T15:53:57+00:00

CORE conducts innovative research focused on health services, quality and safety, and patient-centered outcomes. Our investigator-initiated research is complemented by our service and educational missions, which extend to Maine Medical Center, MaineHealth, and Tufts University School of Medicine.”

 ~ Paul K. J. Han, MD, MA, MPH, Director, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)


Learn More about CORE’s Mission


CORE Office
509 Forest Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, Maine 04101

Contact Us


Clinical Research Course

Thursday, October 11, 2018 : 8:00- 5:00pm

Place: MMCRI – 81 Research Drive, Scarborough, ME 04074

Learn alongside medical students, residents, health care professionals, and researchers about:

  • research methods
  • data analysis
  • development of grant applications and manuscripts
  • recent scientific findings.

This course is offered two times each year, Fall and Spring.

To Register or Questions: contact the course coordinator


Han PKJ.  Risk-based screening:  challenges and tensions.  Risk-Based Management Consensus Conference, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP)/National Cancer Institute.  Rockville, MD.  February 2, 2018.

Korsen N, St. Germain D. Overview of the NNE-CTR. Dartmouth Coop Primary Care Research Network Meeting. Meredith, NH. (January 27, 2018).


View Dr. Paul Han’s Everyday Health Article on “Prostate Cancer Screening”

Part of the issue may be the short time frame of many appointments, says Paul Han, MD, senior scientist at Maine Medical Center Research Institute in Scarborough. “Even well-intentioned doctors are finding it tough to take the time in a 10-minute office visit” to include shared decision-making regarding the PSA test. Shared decision-making is not reimbursed either, says Dr. Han.

View Dr. Paul Han’s Sun Journal Article “Work together to cut rate of lung cancer”

Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November) has passed, but it is still a good time to reflect upon the magnitude and impact of this disease. Lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer of men and women in the U.S., and its toll in Maine is tremendous. Our state has the sixth highest lung cancer incidence rate in the nation.


NIH Northern New England Clinical & Translational Research Network (NNE-CTR): Rural Health Research & Delivery Core (Neil Korsen, MD) & Clinical Research Design, Epidemiology & Biostatistics Core (Susan Santangelo, ScD)