Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC), Northwestern University - Staff Member
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.
Involvement with PCORI
Engagement Awards: Engaging Community Media to Disseminate Research Evidence to Communities Experiencing Health Disparities - Principal Investigator (PI)
Research Awards: Does a Community Education Program Help Increase Early Hospital Arrival and Ambulance Use for Patients Who Experience Stroke? -- The CEERIAS Study - Co-Investigator (Co-I)
PCORnet: Chicago Area Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN) - Advisory Panel member