Population Health & Cancer Outcomes Core (PHCOC)

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The mission of the Population Health and Cancer Outcomes Core (PHCOC) is to provide investigators with research support to conduct rigorous cancer population-based research to reduce cancer risk and support cancer care in survivorship, policy and implementation, as well as assistance in the collection of patient-reported outcomes data.

The services provided by PHCOC include:

  1. Large population data analysis including epidemiologic analysis, spatial analysis and visualization, econometric analysis, and ecological analysis
  2. Population health measurement and study design including psychometric analysis, survey instrument development, power analysis, complex survey data analysis
  3. Patient reported health outcome measurement and protocol design
  4. Economic evaluation including treatment effect analysis, causal inferences, cost-benefit/cost-effectiveness analysis, simulation, economic attribute-based survey design and analysis etc.
  5. Data management for restricted data sets
  6. Population-based cancer research expertise for consultation and collaboration to be included in grant proposals


PHCOC services are available at an hourly fee for service to all investigators. Some services may require a minimum fee.


Hourly Member Fee

Hourly Non-Member Fee

Hourly External to UVA fee

Large population data analysis (e.g., BRFSS, SEER, VCR, ACS):

Initial Consultation*




Follow-up consultation




Data acquisition




Data analysis




Study design/measurement development




*An initial 30-minute consultation meeting will be set up with each new request to clarify project scope. After the consultation meeting, a list of services and associated service fee estimation will be provided to the investigators.

Staff Directory

Wen You, PhD

Roger Anderson, PhD

Gloribel Bonilla, MPH
Research Programs Coordinator

Fabian Camacho, MS
Analyst Support/Consultant

Raj Desai, MS
Programmer and Population Data Analyst