Laurel Pracht represents the patient perspective as protocols evolve into research concepts through her membership in a nationwide cooperative group. As lead patient advocate for a cancer prevention clinical trial, she assisted with the accrual of participants and direct support of the trial. As a member of the National Cancer Institute Symptom Management and Health-Related Quality of Life Steering Committee, her goal in reviewing concepts is to include suggested shared decision-making materials and adverse events to ensure patient-centeredness is a central goal of research. As a PCORI Ambassador, Pracht participated in a site visit to the Zuni Nation in Zuni, New Mexico, for an ongoing clinical trial. There, she reviewed a paper that was later published in a scientific journal. She became a PCORI Ambassador after cycling off the inaugural Patient Engagement Advisory Panel and anticipates that she will remain involved in the Ambassador program. Pracht received her Bachelor of Science at the University of Nebraska. She has also received Research Advocacy Network Symposium advocate training, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology Patient Advocate Training.

Involvement with PCORI

Research: The Multiple Sclerosis Patient-Powered Research Network, iConquerMS™ – Research Committee
Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement

Ambassador Interests

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