The HCSRN brings together the research centers from many of the nation's best and most innovative health care systems. Collectively, the HCSRN represents more than 2,000 scientists and research staff with methodological and content expertise from an array of disciplines such as epidemiology, economics, disparities, outcomes and quality assessment, clinical trials, and genomics.


To improve individual and population health through research that connects the resources and capabilities of learning health care systems for all.


The Health Care Systems Research Network is the nation’s preeminent source of population-based research that measurably improves health and health care for all.


  • Scientific excellence
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Actionable research findings
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Transparency
  • Efficiency


Jeanette May, PhD, MPH is the Executive Director of the Health Care Systems Research Network. As the Network’s executive leader, she oversees strategy, communication, finances, and operations. 

Dr. May joined the HCSRN from the Surgical Outcomes Research Program at the University of Wisconsin, where she was the Senior Director for the Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin. She has held previous positions at both large academic institutions and health systems with much of her efforts focused on leading strategy development and member engagement. In addition, Dr. May has been a part of many large NIH collaborative grants in the areas of population health, rural health, and cancer.