Lia Hotchkiss, MPH, is Director of the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards Program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She sets the strategic direction and oversees the implementation of the program, which aims to support more active integration of patient, research, and other stakeholder communities in the patient-centered outcomes research process.
Before joining PCORI, Hotchkiss was at the UPMC Health Plan, where she initiated, planned, and executed projects and programs for the consumer innovation department. She also served as director of the Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Comparative Effectiveness Research Portfolio. In this role, she worked with staff across AHRQ to develop research projects, wrote requests for applications and program announcements, and established portfolio metrics.
Hotchkiss received a BA in linguistics and biology from the University of Rochester, and an MPH in epidemiology from the University at Albany School of Public Health. She is also a certified project management professional and Six Sigma Green Belt.