Headshot of Tamara Sulistyo, a PCORI Ambassador.

Tamara Sulistyo was exposed to PCORI by a colleague with whom she attended graduate school in intercultural communication, and was delighted when her colleague encouraged her to get involved. Sulistyo is motivated to be mentored and to network with other Ambassadors, learning best practices from their experiences sharing the PCORI mission of patient centeredness and engagement in healthcare research, paired with actionable answers. Her goal is to help disseminate and amplify this message. Diagnosed in 2018 with a rare cancer, uveal melanoma, Sulistyo has been a patient in three clinical trials and received four additional forms of treatment across three universities and the Mayo Clinic. She has witnessed firsthand the impact to patient outcomes that disparities in heath access can make. Professionally she is a leadership and career development coach for the healthcare, medical device, and other industries. Her team designs and delivers programming tailored to closing the gap women and others of diverse heritage experience in access to executive sponsors and business acumen growth that men often receive informally and spontaneously.

Involvement with PCORI

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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
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Stakeholder Types
State State The state where the project originates, or where the primary institution or organization is located. View Glossary

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