Comprehensive Otolaryngology Outcomes Research Group

Key Research Areas

Health disparities are defined as variation in rates of disease occurrence and outcomes between sociodemographic and/or geographically defined population groups...

Head and neck cancer and thyroid cancer are important causes of morbidity and mortality. Head and neck cancer is the seventh most common cancer in the world...

Hearing loss is the fourth highest cause of disability globally, with 466 million people suffering from disabling hearing loss worldwide.


Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic information and services needed to make appropriate decisions regarding their health. It is estimated that 90 million adults in the United States have inadequate health literacy. 

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