PCORI is creating synergies among the data, technology, methods, and researchers, patients and other stakeholders need to transform health research. There is a critical need to conduct research at a large scale, faster and more efficiently—and to accelerate the participation of populations historically underserved or underrepresented in health research. PCORI has invested in PCORnet®, a national research network, to meet these needs by generating real-world evidence through health data collected in everyday care encounters and settings. These data represent 30 million patients receiving care at more than 40 health systems, each with dozens of practice sites, reflecting the full diversity of the U.S. population. Session speakers highlighted the growth and contributions of PCORnet over the last decade and discussed how PCORnet is poised to continue to support national-scale research to speed evidence generation.

Presentation Slides


Plenary Speaker

Rowena Dolor, M.D., MHS

  • Director, Duke Primary Care Research Consortium, Duke Clinical and Translational Research Institute Professor, General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine
Lead Presenter

Adrian Hernandez, M.D., MHS

  • Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute Coordinating Center; Principal Investigator, PCORnet
Session Moderator

Erin Holve, Ph.D., MPH

  • Chief of Research Infrastructure, PCORI
Plenary Speaker
Headshot of Mariell Jessup

Mariell Jessup, M.D.

  • Chief Science and Medical Officer, American Heart Association; Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Plenary Speaker

Hilary Marston, M.D., MPH

  • Chief Medical Officer, US Food and Drug Administration
Plenary Speaker

Mark Pletcher, M.D., MPH

  • Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Plenary Speaker

Al Richmond, MSW

  • Executive Director Community-Campus Partnerships for Health; Co-Principal Investigator, North Carolina CEAL