David Andrews is a retired college professor, with a focus in cognitive neuroscience, and has been a patient advisor for over 13 years working with over 30 different organizations. He is strongly committed to ensuring that patients and caregivers play a more central role in all aspects of healthcare, including research. Andrews has seen how strongly the interests of the researchers, and their quest for funding, tenure and promotion, drive the research agenda. He has also seen how little research is driven by the interests, needs, and insights of those who might be affected by the results. Andrews is now working to improve healthcare and is strongly attracted to the PCORI agenda which puts patient interests at the center of all work, aims to provide answers to questions that matter to patients, and funds research that can be easily implemented to improve patient care.
PCORI Merit Reviewer
Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) Beneficiary and Family Advisory Council – Advisor
American College of Radiology – Advisor