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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 from…

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…

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…

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…

PCORI approves $254 million to fund 28 new research studies addressing urgent health problems

News Release
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved $254 million in funding for 28 new research studies aimed at eliminating disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality, preventing suicide among young people, and improving behavioral health, maternal and infant outcomes, cancer care, surgical care and outcomes for people with chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

PCORI Board approves $34 million in funding for research on maternal mental health, rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions

News Release
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved $34 million to fund seven comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) studies designed to improve care for health conditions that impose high burdens on patients, their families and the health care system. They also acknowledged its newest seven board members, appointed by the US Government Accountability Office in late September, at their first public meeting.

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…

PCORI Board approves allocating up to $50 million in funding for research related to COVID-19, $25 million to support 10 new research studies

News Release
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today, building on its rapid response to the COVID-19 health crisis, approved allocating up to $50 million in additional funding for new projects in PCORI’s COVID-19 funding opportunities, as well as enhancements to existing PCORI-funded studies. The research will help provide answers to difficult COVID-19 related questions faced by patients, providers and health systems.

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…

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