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Anne Trontell, MD, MPH, is an Associate Director in the Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science Program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She helps oversee large pragmatic clinical trials that compare the effectiveness and safety of alternative healthcare options to enable patients and providers to make informed healthcare decisions.  

Before joining PCORI, Trontell led two research portfolios at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: the Clinical and Health Outcomes Initiative in Comparative Effectiveness (CHOICE) prospective studies in comparative effectiveness, and the Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics.  A pediatrician and former captain in the US Public Health Service, Trontell also helped lead drug safety activities at the US Food and Drug Administration, analyzed preventive services at the Health Care Financing Administration (now CMS), and served as an epidemic intelligence service officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  She is particularly interested in applied, user-driven research and its translation into clinical practice.  

Trontell received a BS in biology from Princeton University, an MD from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MPH in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health.  

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