Jen Brown is passionate about PCORI's work to center the leadership and lived experience of patients and other community stakeholders in driving the focus, design, conduct, and impact of health research. Jen believes research can be a tool to improve health and address health inequities, but only if driven by those who are impacted by it and those who have power to make decisions based on the findings. This has been the focus of her career for over 20 years. She is the Cofounder and Co-director of the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) at Northwestern University, a program that promotes and supports engaged research partnerships and projects. ARCC represents and supports authentic engaged research principles in their design, processes, and outcomes. Engagement has been their approach to establish and build ARCC since they began in 2008 and continues to drive how they advance and stay responsive to the present day including COVID-19. Jen is also beginning her term as a member of PCORI's Patient Engagement Advisory Panel.

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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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