Michelle Althuis, PhD, MA, is a Senior Program Officer in the Research Synthesis department at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). In this role, she oversees the strategic generation of evidence synthesis products, including systematic reviews, evidence maps, individual participant data meta-analyses, and investigations of heterogeneity of treatment effects.
Althuis has nearly two decades of experience in epidemiologic research, and is the author of many scientific publications on topics including cancer, diabetes, aging, nutrition, and evidence-based research methodology. She joined PCORI after nearly a decade of consulting on research synthesis methodology, including systematic reviews, meta-analysis and evidence-mapping. Prior to that, Althuis was an assistant professor at Georgetown University and a Fellow at the National Cancer Institute. Althuis is particularly interested in how best to combine and communicate health data to researchers, physicians and patients.
She received her BS in chemistry from the University of Connecticut, an MA in organic chemistry from The Johns Hopkins University, and her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Maryland Baltimore. She completed a post-masters certificate in quantitative methods in applied economics, with a focus on health economics and policy, from The Johns Hopkins University.