• A strong didactic program that provides the skills needed to do clinical and translational research
  • Two different elective tracks to enhance learning in health economics or data science
  • Opportunity to work with established clinical and translational researchers
  • Produces individuals who have the knowledge and skills to submit fundable research projects
  • Emphasizes practical application and interpretation with less emphasis on theoretical issues


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Steven Coughlin, PhD

Brittany Ange, EdD


About the Program

The MCTS program is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to become leaders in translational research efforts within their respective fields. 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.  Our program integrates research study design with analysis and interpretation by providing education in clinical trials, observational studies, biostatistics, and epidemiology. 

Two different elective tracks, Health Economics and Analytics Track or the Health Data Science Track, allow the student to design a program that best fits their needs. The MCTS 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 develop a clinical and translational research and obtain funding to 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 current training. Individuals who are just beginning their graduate education in medicine or dentistry but see themselves as a clinical researchers are encouraged to apply as well.

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"The MCTS program at AU gives clinicians the ability to delve into research about the disease, demographic, social, and economic processes that influence the patients they care for.  Knowing the most appropriate research tools to use aids in discovery of improvements to health care which helps not only the health of the individual, but the public at large.”  

Steven Coughlin, PhD

Steven Coughlin, PhD

Brittany Ange, EdD

Brittany Ange, EdD