Nirali Thakkar joined a PCORI-funded project in December of 2021, and it was her first exposure to true patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). Previously, she had sensed gaps and shortcomings of research through previous lab experiences; she knew something was wrong, and yet could not figure out how it could be replaced with something better. She has found her involvement with PCORI so far has provided her with insight. As a social work student, Nirali has seen how PCORI’s values fit into research and they can lift up communities and help them to see in real time the impact their voices have, rather than being subjects of a project. Nirali is motivated to increase her knowledge and continue her growth.

Involvement with PCORI

Engagement Awards: Engaging Community by Engaging Researchers: PCOR in Action - Working Group Member

Ambassador Interests

Health Conditions Health Conditions These are the broad terms we use to categorize our funded research studies; specific diseases or conditions are included within the appropriate larger category. Note: not all of our funded projects focus on a single disease or condition; some touch on multiple diseases or conditions, research methods, or broader health system interventions. Such projects won’t be listed by a primary disease/condition and so won’t appear if you use this filter tool to find them. View Glossary
Populations Populations PCORI is interested in research that seeks to better understand how different clinical and health system options work for different people. These populations are frequently studied in our portfolio or identified as being of interest by our stakeholders. View Glossary
Research Phases
Stakeholder Types
State State The state where the project originates, or where the primary institution or organization is located. View Glossary