Jason Gerson, PhD, is Senior Program Officer for the Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). He is responsible for providing intellectual and organizational leadership in designing and implementing new CER methods initiatives, evaluating proposals, and monitoring programs and contracts. He also leads some of PCORI’s open science initiatives, including the development of a data sharing policy.
Before joining PCORI, Gerson was a senior officer at The Pew Charitable Trusts, where he led research activities on a number of drug safety and innovation issues. Before that, he was a commissioner’s Fellow at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), working in the Office of Pediatric Therapeutics on regulatory science, policy, and ethical issues related to pediatric medical product development. Prior to joining the FDA, Gerson was a faculty member in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. During that time, he served as a co-investigator on a project assessing how evidence about the biological mechanisms underlying therapeutic interventions (drugs and devices) is incorporated into the broader evidence base for those interventions.
Earlier in his career, Gerson worked in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Health Policy and the New York City Administration for Children’s Services designing, implementing, and evaluating health services for a number of populations, including the city’s foster care children.
Dr. Gerson received an AB in bioethics from Brown University and PhD in health policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.