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