Our clients depend on us to help determine the effectiveness of their health interventions and clinical diagnostic methods and treatments. We work with our clients to determine whether outcomes for patients and clients are improving and whether clinicians are becoming more competent in their use of cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment methods. We have worked with many different stakeholders including health care providers, physicians, and nurse researchers using multiple methods to conduct research and evaluation studies. Areas of study include:

  • Quality of Life
  • Clinical Cancer Genetics
  • Emergency Department Differential Diagnoses
  • Spiritual Care
  • Home Care & Case Management
  • Adult Day Health Care
  • Medical & Dental Devices and Products
  • Urology Approaches & Urinary Incontinence
  • Evidence Based Practices
  • Psychotherapy
  • Wellness & Health Maintenance
  • Continuing Professional Education
  • Palliative Care

Our experts will collaborate with you to better understand and measure how your program or treatments can be improved in order to change patients’ lives, improve clinicians’ skills, influence standards of care, and reduce health care costs. We will work with you to generate sampling plans, power analyses, measuring tools, and, as needed, will apply advanced analytic techniques to test your hypotheses and answer your research questions. From small scale pilot studies to private grant- and federally-funded multi-year, multi-method studies, we will help you change systems and individual lives.

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Adrienne joined Vital Research in 2012 and is responsible for evaluation project management, project design, grant writing, quantitative and qualitative instrument development, data collection, and reporting. In her work, Adrienne’s aim is to ensure all clients receive actionable results that can be used to improve their programs. Adrienne has worked in research and evaluation capacities for over 10 years in universities and the private sector, including work at the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCSE) at UT Austin, the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health, and the National Opinion Research Center. Adrienne is currently a Ph.D. student in Social Research Methodology at the University of California Los Angeles. In addition, she holds a Master’s of Public Health in Community Health Sciences with a focus on women’s health from UIC and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Arizona State University.