Comparative Effectiveness & Data Analytics Research Resource (CEDAR)

About CEDAR Core

The MUSC Comparative Effectiveness Data Analytics Research (CEDAR) Core is the repository and custodian for several large de-identified billing records (non-clinical) data bases.

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Objectives

  1. Curate information about the types of archival data resources available on campus.
  2. Disseminate information on the available data to faculty and students.
  3. Train faculty and fellows in archival data study design and analysis methods.
  4. Provide governance for access to existing data sets on campus.
  5. Support investigators in developing new studies using archival data.

 

Leadership

Kit Simpson

Kit N. Simpson, Dr.PH

Distinguished University Professor, Department of Healthcare Leadership & Management
Director, CEDAR Core
College of Health Professions
simpsonk@musc.edu

Daniel Brinton 

Daniel L. Brinton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Healthcare Leadership & Management
Associate Director, CEDAR Core
College of Health Professions
brintond@musc.edu

 

Services

CEDAR provides the following services, which may be requested through SPARCRequest:

  • Archival data methods training.
  • Specification of disease phenotypes based on ICD-9 or ICD-10 and CPT coding.
  • Data extraction from “Big Data” archival data sets.
  • Consultation on analytical data set design.
  • Specialized design services (phenotype sensitivity assessment, matching, inverse weighting).
  • Consultation on Data Use Agreement development for data acquisition.