Jennifer Croswell, MD, MPH, served as Senior Program Officer, Research Synthesis, at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) from May 2016 to May 2019. In this role, she provided oversight for a legislatively mandated evidence synthesis program, which aims to increase the quantity and quality of available comparative effectiveness research, while also supporting novel data analytic techniques to address key research gaps.
Before joining PCORI, Croswell was a medical officer at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, where she provided scientific and technical support for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent, non-federal group of experts in evidence-based medicine and prevention who make recommendations for primary care clinicians about screening tests, behavioral counseling services, and preventive medications. She also previously served as the acting director of the National Institutes of Health's Office of Medical Applications of Research, home to the former NIH Consensus Development Program, which produced evidence-based assessments of controversial medical issues to help professional organizations develop guidelines for clinical practice and developed roadmaps of critical evidence gaps for researchers to advance the field. Croswell has a special interest in cancer screening topics.
Croswell received a BA in English from the University of Chicago, an MA in theatre from the Ohio State University, and worked at two Chicago theatre companies before her interests turned to medicine. She received her MD from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MPH with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.