How do I become an Ambassador?

To become an Ambassador, fill out an interest form and complete a short online training.

Please create an account if you do not already have one. After you submit the form, PCORI will contact you with next steps.

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Is previous training required to be an Ambassador?

There are no educational or training requirements required to join. We encourage individuals of all professional and educational backgrounds to become an Ambassador.

What is the time commitment?

Ambassadors determine how much time they can commit to the program. If you cannot devote much time, we still encourage you to join to learn about PCORI and our research.

Ambassador membership does not depend on level of involvement with the program. PCORI staff recognize that an Ambassador’s time commitment may change over time.

How can I get involved?

There are a variety of activities someone can do as an Ambassador. While the community primarily functions virtually, Ambassadors are encouraged to connect and collaborate outside of PCORI-hosted platforms or events. Learn more about potential activities to pursue given your interests and skills. This list of activities is not exhaustive.

Program Benefits

As part of the ambassador community, you’ll get the opportunity to network, teach and learn from various partners across the healthcare community. Ambassadors influence and inform PCORI on how the organization interacts with other healthcare partners. Examples of program benefits are listed below.

Building and Promoting a PCOR Community


  • Inform traditional and virtual communities about the existence, relevance, and value of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR)
  • Empower community members to get involved in the preparation, conduct, and dissemination of PCOR
  • Encourage community organization leadership and members to participate in PCORI’s work

Sharing and Translating Research Findings


  • Share PCORI-funded research results in a way that will resonate with and activate community members
  • Submit guest blogs, op-eds, newsletters, articles, or other media opportunities highlighting relevant results
  • Use social media to share PCORI-funded or other PCORI research results with virtual communities

Engaging with PCORI


  • Act as a diverse body of stakeholders for potential involvement in merit review, peer review, or advisory panels
  • Become involved as a partner in a research project or Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award
  • Frame, collect, and propose potential research questions from communities, affiliates, advocacy groups, and others. PCORI evaluates submitted topics when identifying and prioritizing specific topics to study

Recruiting and Retaining PCORI Supporters


  • Promote funding opportunities with potential applicants such as researchers, health systems, and community-based organizations.
  • Share the PCORI story within personal and professional networks
  • Recruit potential Ambassadors to join the PCOR movement

Posted: August 28, 2018; Updated: July 13, 2023

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