Members of PCORI’s Board of Governors, including its Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, are appointed by the Comptroller General of the United States. Under PCORI’s authorizing law, the Board includes the Directors of the National Institutes of Health and of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, or their designees, at least 19 but no more than 21, representing a range of stakeholder audiences.

  • Three representing patients and health care consumers
  • Seven representing physicians and providers, including four representing physicians (at least one of whom is a surgeon), one nurse, one state-licensed integrative healthcare practitioner, and one representative of a hospital
  • At least three, but no more than five, representing private payers, of whom at least one member shall represent health insurance issuers and at least one member shall represent employers who self-insure employee benefits
  • Three representing pharmaceutical, device, and diagnostic manufacturers or developers
  • One representing quality improvement or independent health service researchers
  • Two representing the federal government or the states, including at least one member representing a federal health program or agency

According to the law, Board members represent "a broad range of perspectives and collectively have scientific expertise in clinical health sciences research, including epidemiology, decisions sciences, health economics, and statistics."

Past Members

  • Sharon P. Arnold, PhD (Former AHRQ Acting Director): March 2016 – May 2016 & January 2017 – May 2017
  • Debra Barksdale, PhD, RN: September 2010 – September 2018
  • Kerry Barnett, JD (Former Vice Chairperson): September 2010 – September 2018
  • Lawrence Becker: September 2010 – September 2020
  • Andrew Bindman, MD (Former AHRQ Director): May 2016 – January 2017
  • Carolyn Clancy, MD (Former AHRQ Director): September 2010 – August 2013
  • Allen Douma, MD: September 2010 – September 2018
  • Arnold Epstein, MD: September 2010 – September 2014
  • Trent Haywood, MD: September 2018 – November 2019
  • Leah Hole-Marshall, JD: September 2010 – September 2018
  • Gail Hunt: September 2010 – September 2020
  • Andrew Imparato, JD: September 2010 – November 2010
  • Robert Jesse, MD, PhD: September 2010 – September 2017 (deceased September 2, 2017)
  • Gopal Khanna, MBA (Former AHRQ Director): May 2017 – January 2021
  • Richard Kronick, PhD (Former AHRQ Director): September 2013 – March 2016
  • Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM: September 2010 – September 2018
  • Richard E. Kuntz, MD, MSc: September 2010 – September 2018
  • Freda Lewis-Hall, MD: September 2010 – September 2020
  • Steven Lipstein, MHA (Former Vice Chairperson): September 2010 – September 2016
  • Grayson Norquist, MD, MSPH (Former Chairperson): September 2010 – September 2020
  • Eugene Washington, MD, MSc (Former Chairperson): September 2010 – December 2013
  • Harlan Weisman, MD: September 2010 – September 2016

Posted: September 29, 2011; Updated: January 22, 2021

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