Emily Evans, PhD, MPH, is a Program Officer for the Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
Before joining PCORI, Evans worked on a number of projects related to research methodology and causal inference. She served as a consultant to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Ethical and Scientific Issues in Studying the Safety of Approved Drugs, where she contributed to the development of recommendations for improved practices in the generation and evaluation of evidence and research ethics. Previously, Evans worked for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as a member of research teams identifying and analyzing the impact of landmark clinical trials and assessing the role of mechanistic evidence in evaluating the benefits and risks of therapeutic interventions.
Evans received a BS in ethics, history, & public policy from Carnegie Mellon University, an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a PhD in philosophy from Georgetown University.