Bernice Rumala has more than 15 years of experience and has contributed her interdisciplinary expertise as a change agent in the public, private, academic, and international sectors. As a former senior consultant for the United Nations, her areas of interest and expertise include equity, health equity, social justice, diversity, inclusion, discrimination, interdisciplinary solutions, advocacy, community engagement, and systems transformation. She has lived experience of the ongoing challenges of severe inequities and their detrimental impacts to individuals and communities, specifically racial and ethnic minority communities. She continues to contribute her expertise as a global and local leader, change agent, consultant, scholar, and faculty member
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.
- Infectious Diseases
PCORI is interested in research that seeks to better understand how different clinical and health system options work for different people. These populations are frequently studied in our portfolio or identified as being of interest by our stakeholders.
- Low Income
- Designing research study methods
- Determining the research outcomes that will be measured
- Prioritizing and/or refining research questions
- Prioritizing and/or refining the research topic or agenda