Cherie Binns was introduced to patient-centered research when she was asked to be a member of the research committee (which she now co-chairs) of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Patient-Powered Research Network in 2013. In that capacity, she joined the Engagement Committee of PCORnet and became a PCORI Ambassador, Peer Reviewer, and Merit Reviewer. Binns, who herself has MS, is an internationally certified MS nurse; she also has a degree in gerontology. She has devoted the past 15 years to helping patients find and use their voices to better their healthcare outcomes. Binns is available to do presentations on how to engage patients in research, communicate with healthcare teams, and live with chronic illness. She is also available to address topics related to MS and geriatric health.

Involvement with PCORI

Engagement Award: The MS Minority Research Engagement Partnership Network – Research Committee Co-Chair
PCORI Merit Reviewer
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
Populations Populations 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. View Glossary
Stakeholder Types
State State The state where the project originates, or where the primary institution or organization is located. View Glossary

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