Joanna Siegel, SM, ScD, is Director of Dissemination and Implementation at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). In this role, she is responsible for applying and overseeing PCORI’s dissemination and implementation activities.
Before joining PCORI, Siegel was at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), where she directed the Decision Sciences and Patient Engagement department in AHRQ’s Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement. She led initiatives to communicate evidence and engage patients and healthcare professionals in clinical decisions. Programs included the John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science, the National Guidelines Clearinghouse, and grant programs addressing evidence dissemination and uptake, shared decision making approaches, and deliberative methods. She contributed to the development and initiation of AHRQ’s Congressionally-mandated dissemination program for patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR).
On faculty at Harvard School of Public Health, her research focused on cost-effectiveness analysis and its applications in HIV/AIDS policy, diabetes, and drug policy. She worked with a US Public Health Service Panel to propose standards for cost-effectiveness studies and co-edited its report, Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, which continues to be an important reference for the field. She has also served previously as director of evaluation for the Arlington Health Foundation before joining AHRQ in 2000 as director of the Research Initiative in Clinical Economics. She also focused at AHRQ on projects to involve patients, clinicians, and payers in the development, use, and dissemination of AHRQ’s comparative effectiveness research (CER) portfolio.
Siegel received a BS in nursing from UCLA, and both a masters (SM) and Doctor of Science (ScD) degree in health policy from the Harvard University School of Public Health.