Healthcare, diseases, technology, and medications are constantly evolving and changing. Research is essential to understanding how new methods, treatments, and interventions work and if they are effective.
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RESEARCH at NDORI
NDORI might be small.... but we have BIG ideas. Our staff has broad and unique experience with research in a variety of applications and settings. TOGETHER, we have nearly 60+ years of experience in research alone, combined with another 75+ years of experience in healthcare.
Mississippi is heavily impacted and burdened by chronic, yet preventable conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, and related conditions. However, Mississippi is also severely underrepresented in research. NDORI aims to push the needle by developing and creating more opportunities for research and the advancement of healthcare, right here in Mississippi.
Below are some examples of the types of research or projects that we are experienced with and will continue developing in efforts to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and obesity, improve the quality of healthcare delivery, and expand access to care and services to underserved populations.
From patients to entire healthcare systems, quality improvement projects are utilized to improve or standardize processes and structure. Continuous improvement efforts are critical for staying current, relevant, and effective with practices.
How do people get access to care? How do people get access to services? Health services research looks at access, costs, environmental factors, technologies, and processes that influence how a patient receives care, or not.
Basic Science Research
Also referred to as fundamental research. Typically conducted with simpler organisms, such as cells, bugs, and animal models that can be studied and manipulated, yet share similar processes as humans. Results can contribute to the development of medications, technologies, and procedures.
Used to evaluate and test new interventions including medications, diagnostics, prevention or treatment methods, and screening mechanisms. Studies can include both healthy individuals and individuals with a particular condition or illness.
Observational studies involve observing patients, systems, or processes in natural settings. These studies are nonexperimental and seek to observe how someone or something reacts naturally. The goal may be to obtain a snapshot of characteristics.
Used to collect specific information from identified populations through responses to identified questions.
A more in-depth study of one particular person, group, or event. Case studies provide more exploration into specific cases and seek to identify causes.