PCORI Advisory Panels
One of the ways PCORI seeks to bring voices from across the healthcare community into our work is through PCORI Advisory Panels. According to our authorizing legislation advisory panels must include representatives of practicing and research clinicians, patients, and experts in scientific and health services research, health services delivery, and evidence-based medicine who have experience in the relevant topic and, as appropriate, experts in integrative health and primary prevention strategies. Appropriate experts from industry may be represented as well.
PCORI advisory panels do not serve in an official decision-making capacity, but their recommendations and advice will be taken into consideration by our staff, Board, and Methodology Committee in:
- Modeling robust patient and stakeholder engagement efforts.
- Refining and prioritizing specific research questions.
- Providing other scientific or technical expertise.
- Providing input on other questions that may arise relevant to the Institute’s mission and work.
On November 18, 2013 we announced the creation of our two new advisory panels, both required by PCORI’s authorizing legislation:
The new panels will meet for the first time in the spring of 2014.
On April 1, 2013 we announced the selection of the first four of our advisory panels:
- Advisory Panel on Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options
- Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems
- Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities
- Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement
Use the links above to read more about our panelists, including their affiliations, short biographies, and how they helped us review and prioritize critical research questions for possible funding. You can also find out more here about how we selected our advisory panels and find additional information in our list of frequently asked questions.
Posted May 30, 2013; Updated February 28, 2014