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.

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