Amanda Barbeau, MPH, is a Program Officer for the Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

In this role, she oversees and contributes to the development of several broad, targeted and emphasized funding opportunities within the topics of intellectual and developmental disabilities, COVID-19, maternal morbidity and mortality, and communication and dissemination research.

In addition, she evaluates proposals for these topic areas and manages a diverse clinical comparative effectiveness research portfolio. She previously served as an advisory panel manager for the Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science Advisory Panel.

Barbeau joined PCORI in 2017 as a program associate and quickly advanced to a senior program associate before becoming a program officer.

Prior to joining PCORI, Barbeau worked in the academic research setting, providing oversite and management of multiple, complex clinical trials and translational research, and graduate programs at several nationally recognized academic medical centers in Boston and Seattle as a clinical research coordinator and program manager.

She has also worked in the clinical setting as a trained behavioral therapist implementing evidence-based behavioral interventions to children and adolescents with autism in the home, school, and center-based settings. Additionally, she is a certified yoga and meditation instructor and has extensive experience in the science and application of mind/body practices and whole person health.

Barbeau earned a BS in neurobiology, physiology, and behavior as well as a BA in neuroscience at the University of California, Davis and an MPH from Boston University with a concentration in social and behavioral sciences.


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