Diane E. Bild, MD, MPH, served as the Acting Chief Science Officer at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). As Acting CSO, Bild oversaw the organization’s scientific activities and research programs, liaised with the Board of Governors and Methodology Committee on behalf of science, and served on the Executive Leadership Team to help represent and coordinate the scientific perspective across all aspects of PCORI.
Prior to this role, Bild served as an associate director in the Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science program. The program supports research that compares effectiveness and safety of alternative healthcare options to enable patients and providers to make informed healthcare decisions.
Bild has 30 years of experience supporting and conducting research in chronic disease epidemiology and prevention and comparative effectiveness research and has authored more than 85 publications. She joined PCORI in 2013 after 24 years with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health, where she oversaw a program of research in cardiovascular epidemiology, prevention trials, and health services research. Prior to that, she was a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control in the Division of Diabetes Control.
She received her BA from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, her MD from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her MPH in epidemiology at the University of Michigan. She trained in internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.