• A robust didactic program that provides the skills needed to perform clinical and translational research
  • Opportunity to work with established clinical and translational researchers from a broad variety of disciplines
  • Emphasizes practical application and interpretation of data with a lessened emphasis on theoretical concepts


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Jennifer Waller, PhD
Co-Program Director

Alejandro Baez, MD, MPH, PhD
Co-Program Director



The Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) program is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to understand clinical and translational science research. Now more than ever, clinical investigators and health care professionals rely on a quantitative approach to performing not only research, but also methodologically sound decision making within their clinical domains.  The CCTS integrates research study design with analysis and interpretation by providing education in clinical trials, biostatistics, and epidemiology. 

The CCTS program aims to ensure that its graduates will possess the necessary competencies to apply quantitative reasoning across the spectrum of health care research and delivery via the application of methods learned in the program. Graduates of this program will have the necessary skills to examine clinical and translational research in the literature and further their research career.


We seek practicing physicians and dentists, including residents and fellows, advance practice providers, nurses, allied health professionals, and basic science faculty who want to enhance their analytical and research capabilities.  Individuals who are just beginning their graduate education in medicine or dentistry but see themselves as a future clinical researcher are encouraged to apply as well.


" The CCTS program at AU gives clinicians the ability to delve into the literature surrounding research about the disease, demographic, social, and economic processes that influence the patients they care for.  Understanding what research tools are appropriate propels the discovery of improvements in health care.”  

Jennifer Waller, PhD

Jennifer Waller, PhD

Alejandro Baez, MD

Alejandro Baez, MD, MPH, PhD