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Research Groups


CORE convenes several Research Groups aimed at supporting research focused on specific topics of interest. The goals of the Research Groups are to:

  • Identify research and funding opportunities.
  • Foster transdisciplinary collaboration within & beyond the MMC community.
  • Share expertise & learning.
  • Communicate & disseminate research findings

R User Group

R is an open source statistical programming language used in a wide range of applications from scientific research to business analytics. The MMC R user group is a resource for new and existing R users who are interested in using R into their work.

First Tuesday of each month from 2:00 to 3:00 PM

CORE conference room, 509 Forest Ave, suite 200

Adam Black,

Young Investigator Group

Eric Anderson,

Qualitative Research Interest Group

This Research Interest Group focuses on qualitative research in health care. Specific areas of interests include data collection strategies (e.g. focus group interviews) and analysis methods (e.g. Grounded Theory, Phenomenology, Delphi Technique) in qualitative research.

Schedule: every other month on the 4th Thursday of the month,  (January 24, March 28, May 23,  July 25, September 26,  November 14) from 4:00-5:30PM

Location: Maine Medical Center, Dana Center

Sarah Hallen,
Kristiina Hyrkas,

Biostatistics and Epidemiology

To provide a forum for discussion of statistical issues, questions and techniques that arise during the design and analysis of epidemiological or health services research data.

We meet quarterly on a biostatistical topic or question of interest to outcomes and health services research. Discussions are typically lead by one or two people and may involve introduction to statistical topics or techniques, explanation of computer code in particular statistical packages for solving specific questions, case studies or examples or data analysis techniques, and any topic of interest for continuing education and training in biostatistics.

Christine Lary,

Schedule: First Wednesday of the month each quarter (March 6, June 5, September 4, December 4, 2019), 10:00-11:00 am

Location: CORE Conference Room, 509 Forest Ave, Suite 200, Portland