Rachael Fleurence, PhD, was Program Director of the Research Infrastructure program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). In this role, she lead the research prioritization initiative to help identify important patient- and stakeholder-generated questions and establish a rigorous research prioritization process to rank these questions. Fleurence was with PCORI between 2012 and April 2017.

A methodologist with experience in systematic reviews and evidence synthesis, health technology assessment, and research prioritization methods, Fleurence has 15 years of experience in the field of health outcomes research, including seven years in the life sciences consulting industry, where she held senior leadership positions at United BioSource Corporation and ICON plc. From 1995 to 1999, she was a program officer at the World Health Organization for the revision of the International Classification of Disabilities. Fleurence co-chaired the 2011 ISPOR issue panel review committee for the 16th annual meeting and was an associate editor for the journal Health Outcomes Research in Medicine in 2011 and 2012. She is currently co-editing a volume on Comparative Effectiveness for Springer’s upcoming handbook on health services research.

Fleurence received a BA from Cambridge University, an MA in business management from the Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC)-Paris, and an MSc and PhD in health economics from the University of York in the United Kingdom.