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2023 PCORI Annual Meeting Headshot of Mary Charlson

Mary Charlson, M.D., is the William T. Foley Distinguished Professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluative Sciences Research at Weill Cornell Medical College. As a clinical epidemiologist, her work has focused on developing interventions targeted at improving outcomes in chronic illness. She developed the widely used Charlson Comorbidity Index. She has a long track record of successful randomized controlled trials (RTCs) among patients with chronic illness and has been the principal investigator on eight National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-funded RCTs involving 2,725 patients. She is co-principal investigator on a PCORI-funded RCT to reduce unplanned hospitalizations in patients with high comorbidity.

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