Published on in Vol 6, No 12 (2017): December

The National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) Bariatric Study Cohort: Rationale, Methods, and Baseline Characteristics

The National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) Bariatric Study Cohort: Rationale, Methods, and Baseline Characteristics

The National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) Bariatric Study Cohort: Rationale, Methods, and Baseline Characteristics

Sengwee Toh 1, ScD;  Laura J Rasmussen-Torvik 2, MPH, PhD;  Emily E Harmata 3, RN, MSN, FNP-C;  Roy Pardee 4, MA, JD;  Rosalinde Saizan 5, BSN, RN, CBN;  Elisha Malanga 6, BS;  Jessica L Sturtevant 1, MS;  Casie E Horgan 1, BS, MPH;  Jane Anau 4, BS;  Cheri D Janning 7, MS;  Robert D Wellman 4, MS;  R Yates Coley 4, PhD;  Andrea J Cook 4, PhD;  Anita P Courcoulas 8, MD, MPH;  Karen J Coleman 9, PhD;  Neely A Williams 10, MDiv;  Kathleen M McTigue 11, MD, MPH;  David Arterburn 4, MD, MPH;  James McClay 12, MD;   PCORnet Bariatric Surgery Collaborative 13

1 Department of Population Medicine , Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA, US

2 Northwestern Medicine , Chicago, IL, US

3 Vanderbilt University , Nashville, TN, US

4 Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute , Seattle, WA, US

5 Ochsner Surgical Weight Loss Center , New Orleans, LA, US

6 COPD Foundation , Washington, DC, US

7 Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute , Durham, NC, US

8 Department of Surgery , University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, US

9 Department of Research and Evaluation , Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, CA, US

10 Community Partners' Network , Nashville, TN, US

11 Department of Medicine , University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US

12 University of Nebraska Medical Center , Omaha, NE, US

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Corresponding Author:

  • Sengwee Toh, ScD
  • Department of Population Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
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  • Email: darren_toh@harvardpilgrim.org