Join PCORI and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for a briefing on the comparative clinical effectiveness research PCORI is funding to address mental health concerns.

Guided by patients, caregivers and other stakeholders, PCORI funds research designed to provide patients, their families and clinicians with the information needed to make better-informed choices about healthcare options. The briefing will:

  • Raise awareness of patients’ needs and the outcomes important to them
  • Highlight PCORI’s research to address those questions
  • Provide healthcare professionals and advocates an opportunity to discuss where more research is needed


  • Lisa Goodale, MSW, LSW
    Vice President of Peer Support Services, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
  • Andrew Nierenberg, MD
    Thomas P. Hackett MD Endowed Chair in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Director of the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program and Director of the Training and Education at Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute, Associate Director of Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Gray Norquist, MD, MSPH
    PCORI Board of Governors Chair and Vice-Chair, Emory University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Chief, Psychiatry Service at Grady Health System
  • Maria Oquendo, MD
    President, American Psychiatric Association
  • Joe Selby, MD, MPH
    Executive Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • Andrew Sperling
    Director of Legislative Advocacy, National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Michael Thompson
    President and CEO, National Business Coalition on Health
  • Roberta Tovey, PhD
    MoodNetwork Director of Communications and patient partner

Meeting Materials


For questions about the briefing or PCORI’s work on mental health, please contact:
Eliza Lanser: 202-370-9481 or
[email protected]