Ernest Hopkins III is the former Chair of the Morehouse School of Medicine Community Engagement Research Program and is the current Presiding National Chair for the National Community Center for Participatory Research Excellence in Los Angeles. There he is charged with overseeing a national mission to provide support and technical assistance to individuals and organizations engaged in community-based participatory research. Hopkins has over 20 years of experience in the areas of community engagement, social justice, HIV prevention/education, developmental disabilities, and nonprofit organizational development. As a new PCORI Ambassador, he is interested in projects that address those communities that are disproportionately affected by health disparities. Hopkins was motivated to become a PCORI Ambassador out of a desire to make a difference for patients in need of support.

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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
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