Kristin L. Carman, MA, PhD, is the Director of Public and Patient Engagement at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. In this position, she is responsible for leading and directing PCORI’s overall efforts to see that patients and other healthcare stakeholders are fully involved in and guide all aspects of PCORI’s work.
Carman joins PCORI from the American Institutes for Research, where she served as Vice President and Director of the Center for Patient and Consumer Engagement, and a Co-Director of the Health Policy and Research Group, a team of more than 70 health-services research professionals. In that role, she helped conduct research on issues of public importance in healthcare quality, access, and financing; comparative effectiveness; patient and family engagement; health systems improvement; public deliberation; and health-related communications. She also led groundbreaking engagement projects funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Kristin has spearheaded consumer engagement research projects funded through AHRQ and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation including a randomized clinical trial on deliberative juries and cognitive testing of the translation of complex scientific information and concepts for the public and patients. Kristin has worked closely with a large number of healthcare stakeholders throughout her career. She has also previously served as a member of PCORI’s Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement.