Marina Broitman, PhD, is the Associate Director for Peer Review at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). In this role, she manages PCORI’s Peer Review program, which ensures the organization’s completed funded research has high scientific integrity, adherence to PCORI’s Methodology Standards, and is relevant and useful to patients and stakeholders.

Broitman previously worked as a Senior Merit Review Officer in PCORI’s Merit Review office, where she was responsible for managing the merit review of research applications submitted to PCORI funding announcements. Before joining PCORI, Broitman served as scientific review officer and associate referral liaison at the National Institute of Mental Health for more than ten years. Her specific areas of expertise are health services research and child mental health interventions. Broitman has been engaged for several years in the recruitment and training of both scientific and public participant reviewers for scientific merit reviews. She also has substantial experience in working with program officers and NIH officials in developing new policies and initiatives for NIMH.

Broitman received her PhD in child clinical psychology at George Washington University, completing a clinical internship at the duPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, DE. After completing her internship, Broitman spent three years at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Her research focused on outcomes of maternal depression and treatment, particularly for low-income women and members of underrepresented minority groups.


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