Nora McGhee, PhD, is a Senior Manager in the Office of the Chief Science Officer at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She oversees the presentation of proposed funding slates for research awards as well all policy and procedure activities for the Science department.
McGhee previously served as Senior Merit Review Officer, where she was responsible for organizing and managing the merit review of research applications submitted to PCORI Funding Announcements.
Before joining PCORI, McGhee managed the review of proposed new medical devices for several health systems. She facilitated the work of multiple cross-functional teams in evaluating the clinical efficacy, safety, and organizational impacts of implementing new devices.
McGhee received a BA in biology from Oberlin College, and a PhD in pharmacology from Duke University. Her PhD research involved the study of tumor biology to enhance drug targeting. She conducted postdoctoral work at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, where she studied nutritional and hormonal control of protein synthesis.