Read more about the high-priority topics in our funded research portfolio.
Addressing Healthcare Disparities
Find out more about our work to reduce healthcare disparities among different subpopulations.
We currently support more than a dozen patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) studies and methods projects related to arthritis
Read about our portfolio addressing cancer, the second leading cause of death in the United States.
Learn about our research on heart disease, which remains the leading cause of death nationally.
Chronic Pain and Opioids
Read about our projects on managing chronic pain and addressing opioid use.
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.
Learn about our research portfolio on diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the United States
Read about our research portfolio on kidney disease. PCORI-funded research on kidney disease examines what treatments work best for whom, and also which approaches could lead to earlier diagnosis.
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.
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.
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.
Obesity trails only tobacco on the list of causes of preventable death in the United States. Learn more about our projects focusing on obesity.
Older Adults' Health
Significant health problems can impair older adults’ activities and independence. Read about our research on Americans age 65 years or older, a population set to double in size the next quarter century.
PCORI recognizes the special challenges that rare diseases, which often are understudied, pose. Learn more about our growing research portfolio.
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.
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.
Learn more about our work, the research we fund, and our programs and initiatives.
Posted: September 30, 2014; Updated: April 19, 2017