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Our Atrium Health mission to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all requires more than just having world-renowned physicians and access to state-of-the-art care. The team at the Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE) realizes this mission by aligning system strategy with bold innovation and rigorous inquiry.

CORE Leadership

Andrew McWilliams

Andrew McWilliams, MD, MPH
Medical Director
Associate Professor

Dr. McWilliams is an experienced clinician-researcher and faculty member in internal medicine and pediatrics. He promotes building Atrium Health into a learning healthcare system and works across departments to facilitate research and innovation. He has a special interest in research that leverages new technologies to change healthcare delivery paradigms and advance the quality of care.
Medical School: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Graduate School: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Yhenneko Taylor

Yhenneko Taylor, PhD, MStat
Assistant Vice President
Associate Professor

Dr. Taylor is a health equity researcher and the founding director of CORE’s Health Services Research Program. Her research focuses on access to care and outcomes of pregnancy, health outcomes in early childhood, social determinants of health and health care needs of vulnerable populations. She has been a principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple studies aimed at improving population health and has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Taylor is adjunct faculty in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she serves on the Public Health Programs Advisory Board. 
Graduate School: PhD, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Graduate School: MStat, North Carolina State University

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Melanie Spencer

Melanie Spencer, PhD, MBA
Professor Emeritus

Dr. Spencer is a researcher and academic leader at Atrium Health. Her research interests are the application of bacterial genomics to human health, antibiotic stewardship and implementation science. Her postdoctoral research focused on the human gastrointestinal microbiome, including the analysis of the relationships among human-associated microbes, disruptions to the microbial system, nutrition and chronic disease.
Graduate School: PhD, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Graduate School: MBA, Queens University of Charlotte
Fellowship: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Meet the CORE Research Team

From our faculty to our staff, our diverse expertise leverages the power of data to generate evidence that informs high-quality, patient-centered, cost-conscious care.

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