Diane Mastnardo has been involved in the Patient and Clinician Engagement (PaCE) program (dyad) through the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) as a nontraditional healthcare provider (massage therapist) and patient. She has a Bachelor of Science and is a licensed massage therapist (LMT) in the state of Ohio. She completed a Community Research Scholar Initiative (part of a P60 grant to build research capacity in nonprofit community organizations). Mastnardo would like to learn more about being a PCOR community builder, community disseminator, research project team member, PCOR advocate, and peer reviewer. She has been a patient in traditional health care and a community advocate for use of therapeutic massage for non-opioid pain relief. Utilizing community-based research methods has increased her understanding of perceptions and barriers related to using massage therapy in traditional health care. Mastnardo is interested in continuing to engage the community to learn how people are integrating their health care for optimal results.

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