Carol Keegan, PhD, is a 40-plus-year stroke survivor who launched her retirement with an emphasis on volunteer work in support of stroke patients.
In her volunteer roles, Keegan has served for a multitude of groups. For the American Stroke Association, she conducted an online writing workshop for fellow stroke survivors; for the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, she has served as a research subject; and for PCORI, she has served as a merit reviewer of research applications, presented at Young Stroke Inc., a 2015 forum for survivors and other stakeholders, and works as a volunteer with PCORI’s Translation Center, which works to draft research summaries that are readily understood and relevant to treatment decisions. She also served as a patient advisor to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services quality rating system technical expert panel.
Keegan had a three-decade career as a social science and marketing researcher for national nonprofits, including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, AFL-CIO, AARP, and the Epilepsy Foundation.
- PCORI's Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options Funding Priority
- PCORI's Communication and Dissemination Research Funding Priority
- Health and healthcare outcomes of women
- Health and healthcare outcomes of older adults (age 65 and older)
- Health and healthcare outcomes of individuals with special healthcare needs, including individuals with disabilities