WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a call for nominations to fill seats on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors.

Specifically, the GAO is accepting nominations in the following categories:

  • a surgeon,
  • a state-licensed integrative health care practitioner,
  • a representative of patients and health care consumers,
  • a representative of device manufacturers or developers,
  • a representative of pharmaceutical manufacturers or developers, and
  • a representative of private payers who represents health insurance issuers.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which authorized the establishment of PCORI, gave the Comptroller General of the United States responsibility for appointing members of PCORI’s Board. Per the law, PCORI Board members represent a wide range of healthcare stakeholders. In addition to the up to 21 appointed members, members of the Board include the Directors of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institutes of Health, or their designees. Board members’ terms are staggered.

The GAO will accept letters of nomination and resumes sent via email to PCORI@gao.gov no later than May 10, 2022, to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees.

More information is available in a notice posted in the Federal Register.


The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is the nation’s leading funder of patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER). By comparing two or more health or healthcare approaches, CER generates evidence that helps people make better-informed decisions and improves healthcare delivery and outcomes. PCORI takes a holistic approach to its work, ensuring that patients and other health decision makers are engaged as partners throughout the research process, supporting dissemination and implementation of results in practice and strengthening clinical research infrastructure to advance patient-centered CER. PCORI is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress.

For Media Inquiries Only, Contact:

Sofia Kosmetatos

  • Senior Manager, Media Relations


Christine Frey

  • Director, Integrated Communications


What's Happening at PCORI?

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute sends weekly emails about opportunities to apply for funding, newly funded research studies and engagement projects, results of our funded research, webinars, and other new information posted on our site.

Subscribe to PCORI Emails


Hand pointing to email icon