This session presented accomplishments and lessons learned from the AHRQ-PCORI Institutional Mentored Career Development Program, which funded 11 institutions to support the training of embedded researchers to conduct patient-centered outcomes research and comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) within learning health systems (LHS).

A recent article describes approaches developed by the 11 funded institutions to promote partnerships between scholars and health system leaders and to provide mentored. The AHRQ-PCORI Learning Health System Embedded Scientist Training and Research (LHS E-STaR) Centers program is the next phase of this work, and integrates lessons learned from the K12 award.

The session also explored the implementation of AHRQ-developed core competencies for training LHS scientists, and the approaches taken to develop LHS embedded research infrastructure, implement training and mentorship activities, strengthen partnerships among health system and community stakeholders, and the impacts on care delivery.


Breakout Speaker

Timothy Beebe, Ph.D.

  • Mayo Professor and Interim Dean, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
Session Moderator
2023 PCORI Annual Meeting Headshot of Francis Chesley

Francis D. Chesley, Jr., M.D.

  • Director, Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations; Director, Offices of Minority and Women's Health, AHRQ
Breakout Speaker

Felicity Enders, Ph.D., MPH

  • Professor of Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic Director, Office for Research Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity, Mayo Clinic
Session Introduction

Erin Holve, Ph.D., MPH

  • Chief of Research Infrastructure, PCORI
Breakout Speaker

Kendra Liljenquist, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine; Primary Investigator, Seattle Children's Research Institute
Breakout Speaker

Paula Lozano, M.D., MPH

  • Director, Center for Accelerating Care Transformation, Kaiser Permanente Washington; Senior Associate Medical Director for Research and Translation, Washington Permanente Medical Group