Research!America, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the National Hispanic Medical Association, and the National Medical Association explored advances in patient-centered research that are working to improve mental health care, particularly for chronically underserved populations. Participants shared timely developments that can help ensure crucially important mental health services reach those in need.

Welcome and Introduction of Speakers

  • Diane Bild, MD, MPH
    Acting Chief Science Officer, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)


  • Andrew Sperling
    Director Legislative Advocacy, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


  • Alfiee Breland-Noble, PhD, MHSc
    Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Patrick Corrigan, Psy.D
    Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Marilyn Perez-Aviles
    Research Assistant, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Sonya Ballentine
    Project Manager, Illinois Institute of Technology College of Psychology
  • Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP
    President and CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)

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