Neely Williams is a minister, community advocate, and community organizer. She has actively participated in the work of PCORI since its inception and currently serves as a patient co-investigator and member of the stakeholder advisory board for the Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network. She is a member of the PCORnet 2.0 Steering Committee and the PREVENTABLE grant planning team and has been an active participant on the PCORnet Stakeholder Engagement Committee. Williams also served as the patient co-principal investigator on the PCORnet Bariatric Surgery Demonstration Project, helping to bring the patient perspective to the project. She began her work as a member of the Stakeholder Advisory Board for the Vanderbilt-Meharry Institute for Clinical Translational Science Award research in 2007 and recently became a member of its Dissemination Core.

Involvement with PCORI

Engagement Award: Shared Decision Making for Bariatric Surgery in Patients with Severe Obesity -- David Arterburn, MD, MPH
PCORnet: Clinical Research Networks (CDRN) Phase II: Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network -- Russel Rothman, MD, MPH
Patient Engagement Advisory Panel -- Member

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