Anna Johnson is a cardiovascular epidemiologist working as a researcher on a PCORI-funded study. She is the mother of a son was born prematurely at 23 weeks; his twin brother did not survive the hospital stay. Her son was left with residual disability and spent three months on a ventilator, going home on oxygen, a feeding tube, and a heart monitor. He spent years in and out of outpatient speech therapy, physical and occupational therapy, and more and is now doing well. Her work as a researcher has shown her the value of patient-centered research.

Involvement with PCORI

Research - Comparing Ways to Improve Daily Functioning for Stroke Survivors After They Leave the Hospital -- The COMPASS Study Pamela Duncan, PhD, PT - Research Partner

PCORI Peer Reviewer 

Ambassador Interests

Health Conditions Health Conditions These are the broad terms we use to categorize our funded research studies; specific diseases or conditions are included within the appropriate larger category. Note: not all of our funded projects focus on a single disease or condition; some touch on multiple diseases or conditions, research methods, or broader health system interventions. Such projects won’t be listed by a primary disease/condition and so won’t appear if you use this filter tool to find them. View Glossary
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