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The Applicability of Lean and Six Sigma Techniques to Clinical and Translational Research
  1. Sharon A. Schweikhart, PhD,
  2. Allard E. Dembe, ScD
  1. From the Center for Health Outcomes, Policy, and Evaluation Studies, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  1. Received April 1, 2009, and in revised form June 19, 2009.
  2. Accepted for publication June 29, 2009.
  3. Reprints: Sharon A. Schweikhart, PhD, Division of Health Services Management and Policy, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, 5066 Smith Lab, 174 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210. E-mail: sschweikhart{at}
  4. Supported by Award Number UL1-RR025755 from the National Center for Research Resources. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Center for Research Resources or the National Institutes of Health.
  5. None of the authors of this article have any conflicts of interests related to this project.

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