CORPH was established in January 2011 and is a research center focused on clinical outcomes and public health that promotes the development and oversight of high-quality epidemiologic and clinical research within the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This center aims to understand the end results of specific health care practices and interventions and identifies established investigators to mentor young investigators interested in establishing careers in clinical research. By linking the care people get to the outcomes they experience, outcomes research has become the key to developing better ways to monitor and improve the quality of care.

This center centralizes and coordinates child-health-focused outcomes and epidemiologic research throughout the system, emphasizing strong ties to the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  CORPH provides a forum for researchers to learn about available resources including suitable funding opportunities, to garner advice about navigating health services research within our system, and to identify collaborators and investigators.  The Center synergizes with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta's plans for new wellness initiatives impacting the health of Georgia’s children.