Joanna Siegel, SM, ScD, directs the Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

The D&I Program is the home of PCORI’s initiatives to promote the awareness and uptake of evidence from PCORI-funded research in practice. The Program oversees funding initiatives which have awarded more than $70 million to date in projects designed to adapt interventions tested in the research context and demonstrate their uptake in real-world clinical and other care delivery settings. In addition, the D&I Program runs targeted dissemination activities to raise awareness of specific findings from PCORI-funded research, and related activities supporting public access to research findings and return of aggregate trial results to study participants. The D&I Program also handles the public release of PCORI’s research findings in lay language and other formats, as well as professional versions.

Siegel received her doctorate in Health Decision Sciences from the Harvard School of Public Health. On faculty there, her research focused on cost-effectiveness analysis and its applications in health policy. She worked with a U.S. Public Health Service Panel to propose standards for cost-effectiveness studies and co-edited its report, Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, as well as an update to that report, which continues to be an important reference for the field.

Siegel later joined the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), heading its Decision Sciences and Patient Engagement division within the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, with a focus on communicating evidence and engaging patients in healthcare decisions. She joined PCORI in 2015 to launch the D&I Program.


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