METRCMajor Extremity Trauma Research Consortium

Coordinating Center

All Consortium activities are coordinated through the METRC Coordinating Center (MCC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The MCC works closely with METRC governance to ensure protocols are appropriately designed, executed, and analyzed. Renan C. Castillo, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy & Management, directs the MCC. Lisa Reider, Ph.D., Katherine Frey, Ph.D. are Associate Directors, and Lauren Allen, Ph.D., is the Director of Operations. Other senior faculty members within the departments of Health Policy & Management, Biostatistics, and Epidemiology are advisory to the MCC Executive Management Team.

The scientific work of the MCC is organized around four central functions: 1) protocol development and implementation, 2) data management and analysis, 3) informatics, and 4) data quality assurance and monitoring. The staff of the Coordinating Center form study teams responsible for all aspects of study design and implementation, with members of the teams representing each of the above central functions. The Coordinating Center, with the support of institutional resources provided by Johns Hopkins, is also responsible for financial management and contract management for the Consortium.

Coordinating Center Organization

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