Methods CoreDr. Christine R. Kovach, PhD, RN, FAAN Director

Key Functions
The Methods Core provides Center investigators access to senior researchers with expertise in varied methodologies for development and fidelity testing of self-management interventions. Resulting synergies provide a strong foundation for Center sustainability.

Dr. Christine Kovach oversees the team of consulting senior scientists; assists & monitors directors of active studies in their use of Core services; and, works with investigators to implement start-up projects.

Three major goals are to:

Support Center projects

Create Synergy Among Center investigators and other scientists—both within the SMSC & larger research communities

Enhance New proposal development with evolving methodological sophistication & expansion to team science

Method Core Services
These goals and include:
  1. Theory-based Intervention Development & Testing
  2. Measurement (biological, behavioral, economic)
  3. Data Management & Statistical Analysis
  4. Qualitative Inquiry
  5. Subject Recruitment and Retention
Leading the work of these five core areas is a 20-member team of SMSC investigators who play a key role in evolving the synergies, growth, and innovation of self-management science at UW-Milwaukee.

Each brings to their respective service area(s) expertise and field experience that deepens the impact & value of Center science. Team science and an outward focus fuel discovery, dissemination, & use of best practice.