Starleen Maharaj-Lewis designed the first community health worker program at Unity Care NW, a Federally Qualified Health Center. She has worked with marginalized populations in diverse settings in community health initiatives across the nation. In addition to previous work in developing the framework for health equity infrastructure, she also provides recommendations in essential research systems to improve environmental and health literacy among marginalized communities. Maharaj-Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and has attended graduate studies in public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Tulane University. She is involved with PCORI as a merit reviewer and Ambassador.

Involvement with PCORI

Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRN): Research Action for Health Network (REACHnet), Community Health Advisory Board – Chair
Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRN): Research Action for Health Network (REACHnet), Health in Our Hands – Chair
PCORI Merit Reviewer
PCORI Peer Reviewer
Advisory Panel on Clinical Trials

Ambassador Interests

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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
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