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Innovations and Initiatives: A Look Ahead at 2023

Leadership Perspective
Our nation continues to face urgent health and health care challenges, including rising rates of chronic disease and mental health issues, the crisis of substance use, insufficient access to care…

Annual Meeting Highlights Essential PCORI Values

Leadership Perspective
The eighth PCORI Annual Meeting last month highlighted so much of what makes our community special: a broad, diverse range of engaged stakeholders; inspirational expert speakers; compelling results from patient-centered…

PCORI's Strategic Plan: What Is Next?

Leadership Perspective
At its June 2022 meeting, PCORI’s Board of Governors approved the PCORI Strategic Plan , putting the finishing touches on a rigorous and thoughtful planning approach underpinned by extensive input…

In Case You Missed It: PCORI's Executive Director Shares Insights on Priorities in Health Affairs Interview

PCORI Executive Director Nakela L. Cook, MD, MPH, shared her thoughts on PCORI’s role and the rich potential of its next phase during an hourlong interview with Alan Weil, JD, MPP, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, in May. Cook’s interview was part of a series of “Policy Spotlight” events in which influential, national thought leaders contribute to the journal’s ongoing coverage of health policy issues.

Learning Drives Innovation in New PCORI Initiatives

Leadership Perspective
Our efforts to engage patients and stakeholders across the healthcare community, and focus on outcomes of interest to patients and those who care for them, are how we conduct Research…

What Does 2022 Hold for PCORI and Our Stakeholders?

Leadership Perspective
The new year is often a time for self-reflection and learning—a brief moment of looking back before the revitalizing energy of spring returns to move us forward with renewed energy…

Why Are PCORI's Stakeholders So Critical to Our Work?

Leadership Perspective
PCORI is a unique component of the health research enterprise, in large part because of the focus on what matters most to patients, as the organization’s name implies. However, we…

A Year of Challenge Brings a Wealth of Opportunity

Leadership Perspective
As 2021 begins, PCORI launches this new year with renewed energy and ambitious goals, inspiring our leadership in patient-centered outcomes research amid challenges that are transforming the nation’s healthcare and…

Formulating Our Approach to New Priority Research Areas

As part of last winter’s legislation that reauthorized PCORI’s funding for 10 years, Congress included two new research priority areas for PCORI to address: strategies for improving maternal mortality, and…

Our Shared Journey to Enduring Success

It is my great honor and privilege to join the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute today as its next Executive Director. I extend my deepest appreciation to Josephine P. Briggs, MD…

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute names Nakela Cook as new Executive Director

News Release
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced today that Nakela Cook, MD, MPH, a cardiologist with a distinguished career leading key research initiatives engaging patients, clinicians and other health care stakeholders at one of the nation’s largest public health research funders, has been named PCORI’s next Executive Director.

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