West Virginia University's Office of Health Services Research (WVU OHSR), part of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, has a long-term history of working with state, regional, and national partners on chronic disease prevention and control, cancer prevention and control, health informatics, and quality of care improvement efforts. WVU OHSR has a forty-three year history of involvement in health-related research activities. Our office was founded in 1975 as a branch of the Regional Medical Program to meet the need for technical assistance in primary health and health planning. For several years it was a part of the WVU Office of Rural Health, and today is a division of the WVU School of Public Health.


Our Mission

We support quality improvement efforts that empower individuals who serve the underserved. 

Our Vision

We help our partners make better use of the data and technology that they have to inform practice, programs, and policy through hands-on, applied teaching.