Rare Diseases

The Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) is an interdisciplinary research collective founded to pursue excellence in research through the rigorous evaluation, interpretation and dissemination of health outcomes information.  Established in 1997, CHÉOS has evolved into the primary investigator-driven health services and outcomes research centre for Providence Health Care (PHC). We are also dedicated to working cooperatively with other health research organizations, including those at the University of British Columbia and beyond.

CHÉOS is based at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is a centre of the Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI). Our unique position as a health outcomes unit situated in a teaching and research hospital is ideal for supporting clinical epidemiology. Additionally, we are committed to creating an inclusive, dynamic and cooperative work environment in which younger researchers are mentored, established researchers are supported, and all participants are encouraged to pursue personal and professional challenges. In addition to providing specialized outcomes and health research services to clinical units, we offer clinical trials support for those currently conducting or seeking to conduct clinical trials.