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, equity and accessibility. 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

Inclusive Learning Environment

We work together to develop a learning community that is inclusive and respectful. Our diversity may be reflected by differences in race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion/spirituality, ability, socioeconomic background, and myriad other social identities and life experiences. In a diverse community, the goal of inclusiveness encourages and appreciates expressions of different ideas, opinions, and beliefs so that conversations and interactions are opportunities for intellectual and personal enrichment.

A dedication to inclusiveness requires respecting what others say, their right to say it, and the thoughtful consideration of others' communication. Both speaking up and listening are valuable tools for furthering thoughtful and enlightening dialogue.  Respecting one another's individual differences is critical in transforming a collection of diverse individuals into an inclusive and collaborative learning community.  We will hold ourselves and one another accountable, which includes bringing attention to times when microaggressions or macroaggressions happen in a classroom. Our core commitment shapes our core expectations for behavior inside and outside of the classroom.  

Incidents involving microaggressions in the classroom may be reported to the appropriate university Title IX office listed below. Please refer to the CU Anschutz campus Office of Equity website for a self-learning guide about microaggressions.

CU Anschutz Campus: On the CU Anschutz campus, please contact the Office of Equity. The Office of Equity staff, including the University's Title IX Coordinator, may be reached at (303) 315-2567 or

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.

Contact Us

Galit Mankin, MSW
Program Administrator
Amanda Whiting
Program Assistant
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
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
Christina (Tina) Studts, PhD, MSPH, LCSW
D&I Certificate Program Director
Matthew R.G. Taylor, MD, PhD
Track Director, Clinical Investigation

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