The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) today named Kristin Carman, MA, PhD, as its new Director of Public and Patient Engagement.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved nearly $42 million to fund 19 new studies comparing which healthcare approaches work best.
PCORI welcomes you to learn more about research we fund, our programs and initiatives. In an effort to better understand our work, we have provided a list of fact sheets below that are available for you to download and print.
PCORI's Research Funding
Find out what type of research PCORI supports and what we have funded.
Research Done Differently
We're committed to a new approach to health research. Learn how it’s different.
Better Research Through Engagement
Find out what we mean by engagement, how PCORI engages patients and other healthcare stakeholders, and how we encourage others to do so.
Targeted Funding Announcements
Learn more about our research on specific, high-priority topics likely to have a substantial impact on practice and patient outcomes.
Pragmatic Clinical Studies Initiative
Learn more about this funding opportunity aimed at comparing outcomes of two or more interventions to healthcare issues faced by patients.
Dissemination & Implementation
Read how we’re speeding up the process of getting the word out on results from our funded projects.
PCORI’s initiative to evaluate all relevant completed studies on a question or topic to clarify what is known and what evidence gaps need to be filled.
PCORI’s Milestones at Age 6
An overview of our milestones since being created in the fall of 2010.
The PCORI Application Process
Learn how to apply for PCORI funding, with listings of applicant resources, frequently asked questions, and keys for success.
Become a PCORI Peer Reviewer
We encourage interested patients, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, and other healthcare stakeholders to sign on to become Peer Reviewers. We want to ensure that research studies funded by PCORI are held to the highest standards of scientific integrity and usefulness to stakeholders.
Help Wanted - PCORI Reviewers
We invite patients, scientists, and other healthcare stakeholders to help us review applications for funding.
Why Methods Matter
See how we are supporting development and use of best methods for patient-centered outcomes research.
PCORnet - the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network
Learn what networks are part of this coalition and how it will support clinical research.
PCORnet’s First Observational Studies
Find out more about research to address questions on the treatment and prevention of obesity.
The PCORnet ADAPTABLE Aspirin Study
Read about this study that will help determine the best dose of aspirin to use to prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with heart disease.
Funded Research Snapshots
Read examples of our patient-centered comparative research in action.
Snapshots of PCORI Research on Specific Topics
Learn about our research portfolio’s focus on high-priority topics.
PCORI-Funded Research on Addressing Healthcare Disparities
Find out more about our work to reduce healthcare disparities among different subpopulations.
PCORI-Funded Research on Arthritis
We currently support more than a dozen patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) studies and methods projects related to arthritis
PCORI-Funded Research on Cancer
Read about our portfolio addressing cancer, the second leading cause of death in the United States.
PCORI-Funded Research on Cardiovascular Disease
Learn about our research on heart disease, which remains the leading cause of death nationally.
PCORI-Funded Research on Chronic Pain and Opioids
Read about our projects on managing chronic pain and addressing opioid use.
PCORI-Funded Research on Dementia and Cognitive Impairment
Our studies on dementia and cognitive impairment are more important than ever as older adults continue to make up a larger part of the nation’s population.
PCORI-Funded Research on Diabetes
Learn about our research portfolio on diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the United States
PCORI-Funded Research on Mental Health
Around one-fifth of American adults suffer from mental illness. Learn how we’re studying ways to deal with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.
PCORI-Funded Research on Multiple Chronic Conditions
Having multiple chronic conditions directly correlates with increased healthcare costs. Read about our projects aimed at studying populations with multiple chronic conditions.
PCORI-Funded Research on Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, unpredictable disease that damages the central nervous system. Learn more about the research we’re funding to help improve the lives of nearly 400,000 Americans affected by MS.
PCORI-Funded Research on Obesity
Obesity trails only tobacco on the list of causes of preventable death in the United States. Learn more about our projects focusing on obesity.
PCORI-Funded Research on Rare Disease
PCORI recognizes the special challenges that rare diseases, which often are understudied, pose. Learn more about our growing research portfolio.
PCORI-Funded Research on Shared Decision Making
Learn about the studies that compare healthcare options to produce evidence to help patients and those who care for them make better-informed decisions.
PCORI-Funded Research on Telehealth
As digital communication becomes more widespread, telehealth provides an option for people to better access and manage their health care. Our projects aim to answer the considerable questions about how well it might work for different populations under varying conditions.
Posted: September 30, 2014; Updated: January 12, 2017
This collection of articles and opinion pieces provides insights into PCORI’s work to advance patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research. The collection includes papers, articles, and commentaries written by researchers working on PCORI-funded projects and by PCORI staff, members of our Board of Governors and Methodology Committee, and others who are following our work.
PCORI is committed to the principle of transparency and openness in all of our work, including the sharing of information about our activities and the dissemination of research findings. We encourage authors to make their articles available without a subscription. In the pages below, we provide links when articles are available without charge.
Annals of the New York Academy of Science
Wang S, Jiang X, Singh S, Marmor R, Bonomi L, Fox D, Dow M, Ohno-Machado L. Genome privacy: challenges, technical approaches to mitigate risk, and ethical considerations in the United States. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2016 Sep 28. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13259. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27681358. (Abstract only available)
More about this study
Kogan JN, Schuster J, Nikolajski C, Schake P, Carney T, Morton SC, Kang C, Reynolds CF 3rd. Challenges encountered in the conduct of Optimal Health: A patient-centered comparative effectiveness study of interventions for adults with serious mental illness. Clin Trials. 2016 Sep 28. pii: 1740774516670895. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27681658. (Abstract only available)
More about this study
Research in Gerontological Nursing
Tappen RM, Elkins D, Worch S, Weglinski M. Modes of Decision Making Used by Nursing Home Residents and Their Families When Confronted With Potential Hospital Readmission. Res Gerontol Nurs. 2016 Sep 23:1-12. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20160920-01. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27665753. (Abstract only available)
More about this study
Academic Emergency Medicine
Kanzaria HK, Booker-Vaughns J, Itakura K, Yadav K, Kane B, Gayer C, Lin G, LeBlanc A, Gibson R, Chen E, Williams P, Carpenter CR. Dissemination and Implementation of Shared Decision-Making into Clinical Practice: A Research Agenda. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Aug 26. doi: 10.1111/acem.13075. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27561951. (Abstract only available)
Journal of Cancer Education
Finney Rutten LJ, Agunwamba AA, Wilson P, Chawla N, Vieux S, Blanch-Hartigan D, Arora NK, Blake K, Hesse BW.Cancer-Related Information Seeking Among Cancer Survivors: Trends Over a Decade (2003-2013). J Cancer Educ. 2016 Jun;31(2):348-57. doi: 10.1007/s13187-015-0802-7. PubMed PMID: 25712202. (Abstract only available)
Journal of Cancer Survivorship
O'Malley D, Hudson SV, Nekhlyudov L, Howard J, Rubinstein E, Lee HS, Overholser LS, Shaw A, Givens S, Burton JS, Grunfeld E, Parry C, Crabtree BF. Learning the landscape: implementation challenges of primary care innovators around cancer survivorship care. J Cancer Surviv. 2016 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27277895. (Abstract only available)
Mazur S, Bazemore A, Merenstein D. Characteristics of Early Recipients of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Funding. Acad Med. 2016 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26862840.
eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes)
Haynes K, Selvam N, Cziraky MJ. Bidirectional Data Collaborations in Distributed Research. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2016 Mar 22;4(2):1205. doi: 10.13063/2327-9214.1205. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27141518; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4827790.
Carman KL, Maurer M, Mangrum R, Yang M, Ginsburg M, Sofaer S, et al. Understanding An Informed Public’s Views On The Role Of Evidence In Making Health Care Decisions. Health Affairs 2016 April 01;35(4):566-574.
Weil A R. The Patient Engagement Imperative. Health Affairs 2016 April 01;35(4):744-745.
Posted: March 5, 2014; Updated: October 7, 2016