PCORI staff interacting with event attendees.
About Us

PCORI was established to fund research that can help patients and those who care for them make better-informed decisions about the healthcare choices they face every day, guided by those who will use that information.

Our Vision

Patients and the public have information they can use to make decisions that reflect their desired health outcomes.

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Our Executive Director speaks about PCORI's role in health research.

Our Mission

PCORI helps people make informed healthcare decisions, and improves healthcare delivery and outcomes, by producing and promoting high-integrity, evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers, and the broader healthcare community.

Our Research Priorities

Our National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda serves as a framework to guide our funding of comparative clinical effectiveness research that will give patients and those who care for them the ability to make better-informed health decisions.

Our Strategic Plan

We seek to fund useful research likely to change practice and improve patient outcomes. We focus on sharing those results with the public. And we work to influence research funded by others to become more useful to patients and other healthcare decision makers.

Our Milestones

PCORI has funded more than $1.6 billion in research and related projects, including those that support the methods and capacity for conducting that research. We also provide funding to help more patients and other stakeholders become involved in the research process.

Learn More about PCORI

PCORI's Board of Governors meets at one of its meetings

Board of Governors

Read about the Board and the range of healthcare stakeholder groups it represents.

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Careers at PCORI

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