Dr. Hasnain-Wynia was the Program Director for Addressing Disparities at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She served from February 2012 to November 2016.
Before joining PCORI, Hasnain-Wynia was director of the Center for Healthcare Equity and an associate professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She also held an appointment as associate professor in the School of Education and Social Policy. She was the associate director of Northwestern’s AHRQ Funded T-32 post-doctoral training program in health services and outcomes research, and director of the integrated PhD program in Health Sciences.
Before joining Northwestern University, she served as vice president of research at the Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association. Hasnain-Wynia has served as the principal investigator for a number of national studies focusing on advancing equity for underserved populations, performance incentive programs, and the health care safety net, incorporating equity measurement in quality improvement and provision of language services to patients with limited English proficiency. In addition, she has led studies on the collection and use of race/ethnicity, language, and other demographic data in health care organizations as a foundation for conducting quality improvement work to reduce disparities in care.
She was the lead author of the HRET Disparities Toolkit for Collecting Race, Ethnicity, and Primary Language Data, which has been endorsed by the National Quality Forum. She was also a senior associate editor for the Health Services Research journal for eight years and is now on the editorial board.