Clinical Science Graduate Program (CLSC)

The goal of this program is to train nationally competitive clinician/clinical translational scientists by providing a formal and structured educational program in the clinical and translational sciences including formal mentoring with interdisciplinary faculty. Graduates are trained to conduct rigorous, credible and relevant patient-based research within stringent ethical and regulatory guidelines, and translate the evidence for community application.

The Clinical Science Program is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Diversity and equity drive excellence in clinical and translational research and how that evidence is applied. We are dedicated to working with trainees, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds to continuously foster a culture of inclusivity.


The mission of the Clinical Science Graduate Program is to prepare and train nationally competitive clinician/clinical translational scientists.


To provide a comprehensive knowledge of translational research methods and techniques in clinical science in order to train and further prepare clinician scientists.

In our program, training occurs across many disciplines to achieve proficiency in the areas of clinical science, clinical investigation and translation, including:

  • biostatistics
  • clinical epidemiology
  • clinical studies design
  • ethics
  • grant writing

Master's Program

This program provides learning in new fields and acquisition of skills in clinical research to prepare clinicians for careers in clinical and translational sciences. Didactic course work and a mentored research project aimed to provide a strong foundation in:

  • computational and statistical tools
  • clinical epidemiology
  • clinical research study design
  • health services and outcomes research
  • biomedical ethics

PhD Program

The Clinical Science PhD program is designed for qualified individuals who have already earned a health care graduate or professional degree (i.e., physicians, MSPH graduates, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists) or a graduate degree related to health sciences.

The overall goal of CLSC doctoral training program is to prepare nationally competitive clinician/clinical scientists who are able to translate across the discovery-community continuum. Students in our program are highly motivated and bright individuals who seek additional rigorous training to become leaders in their field and make significant contributions to improving the health of citizens.

Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Science Certificate


    The Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Science Graduate Certificate was designed to address a local and national need for rigorous training in D&I Science in health services research.

    D&I science is the study of methods and strategies to facilitate the spread, adoption, implementation, and sustainment of evidence-based practices, interventions and policies in real world and diverse health settings. As a transdisciplinary scientific field, D&I science can address multiple cross-cutting research topics (e.g., reducing disparities in access to and quality of care; use of innovative technologies and data science to improve routine care) and health conditions (e.g., mental health, cancer and cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality, geriatric care) of high priority. D&I Science also has the potential to make precision health more actionable and relevant and can make the translation of discoveries in this and other high priority areas more rapid.
    The D&I Science Graduate Certificate Program is designed to provide pragmatic training to researchers who want to develop competencies in D&I science and practice which can be applied across multiple topic areas and settings in health services, clinical and community health, and public health research. The program is intended to provide researchers with solid foundational skills in D&I science, as well as intermediate and advanced skills in select D&I competency areas.

    The D&I Science Graduate Certificate Program has two sponsoring units. The Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) acts as the primary sponsor and the Clinical Science Graduate Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus acts as the secondary sponsor. It is coordinated through the ACCORDS Dissemination and Implementation Science Program.


    For questions about the D&I Certificate program content please contact the Program Director. For questions about the application please contact Galit Mankin.

    Contact Us

    Galit Mankin, MSW
    Program Administrator
    p. 720-848-6249
    f. 303-848-7381
    Amanda Whiting
    Program Assistant
    p. 720-848-6234
    f. 303-848-7381
    Lisa Cicutto, PhD, APN, RN
    Program Director
    Cathy Battaglia, PhD, MSHA, RN
    Track Director, Health Services Research, Collaborative CSPH & CLSC
    Heather Haugen, PhD
    Track Director, Health Information Technology

    Amy Huebschmann, MD
    D&I Certificate Program Director

    Richard Lindrooth, PhD
    Track Director, Health Services Research Collaborative CSPH & CLSC
    Allan Prochazka, MD, MSc
    Education Director, Track Director, Clinical Investigation
    303-399-8020, ext. 2144
    Matthew R.G. Taylor, MD, PhD
    Track Director, Clinical Investigation