The T-GAPP Program

The Transforming the Generation and Adoption of PCOR in Practice (T‐GAPP) program is designed to advance the nation’s leadership capacity in deploying patient-centered outcomes research within learning health systems (LHS). The program aims to support junior faculty who seek academic careers as independent investigators in LHS/PCOR through training in the generation, adoption, and implementation of evidence that improves health care quality and safety.


Program Details

The T-GAPP program provides training through didactic and experiential learning. All scholars will complete four courses in PCOR research and implementation science. In addition, scholars will develop and complete a research project in PCOR/LHS under the direction of a mentorship team that includes a research scientist, quantitative expert, and health system administrator.


Training opportunities for T-GAPP scholars

  • Development and completion of a research project in PCOR/LHS under the direction of the mentorship team
  • Stakeholder engagement through the PSOM Community Engagement and Research (CEAR) Core
  • A practicum within Penn Medicine’s Center for Health Care Transformation and Innovation
  • Guided development of at least one grant proposal, such as a K-series or R-series award
  • Present or participate in at least one national meeting of PCOR and LHS research

Optional enrollment in:

  • EPID 624: Methods in Patient-Centered Outcomes and Effectiveness Research
  • HPR 611: Implementation Science in Health and Health Care
  • HQS 602: Learning Health System Seminar Series
  • HQS 612: Principles and Practices of Health Care Quality Improvement

Scholars receive two years of support, including $80,000 in salary support plus research funds of up to $25,000 for each year of the program. They must devote at least 75 percent effort to research career development activities associated with this award over the two years.

Scholars may choose to enroll in one of three degree programs: Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE), Master of Science in Health Policy Research (MSHP), or Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI).


Meghan Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, and David Asch, MD, MBA, lead the T-GAPP program. Dr. Lane-Fall is the David E. Longnecker Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Epidemiology and Vice Chair of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Asch is the John Morgan Professor and Sr. Vice Dean for Strategic Initiatives at the Perelman School of Medicine. Information about other training faculty and their disciplines can be found here.

How to Apply

The T-GAPP program is currently closed to applications.