Headshot of Thomas Scheid, former member and Chair of the Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement from August 2017 to August 2020

Columbus, OH

Represented: Patients, Caregivers, and Patient Advocates
Former Panel Chair

Thomas Scheid, MA, has extensive experience in shaping public policy and programs through engaging families and communities, and incorporating their perspectives into improvements in the design and delivery of public programs. His work has been consistent with the principles adopted by PCORI for patient engagement. He had direct responsibility for community outreach and engagement as Ohio moved to providing health care through Medicaid managed care organizations. He has led an effort to organize and provide technical assistance to a coalition of advocacy stakeholder agencies that included parents of children with special healthcare needs whose healthcare services were being switched from traditional fee for service to Medicaid managed care organizations. The group has provided recommendations to the state on family-centered principles of good care coordination, and on effective ways to communicate with families about the changes. He also serves as the Site Principal Investigator and member of the Patient Advisory Panel for the PCORI-funded Improving Care Coordination for Children with Disabilities through an Accountable Care Organization. In his role as a PCORI Ambassador, he recently organized a panel presentation with parents/caregivers for a statewide conference, sharing their perspectives on the effectiveness and impact of the PCORI model for patient engagement.

Scheid served as a member and Chair of the Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement from August 2017 to August 2020.

Conflicts of Interest

As of March 20, 2017

  • Mallinckrodt, stock (self)
  • Johnson and Johnson, stock (self)
  • United Health Group, stock (daughter)
  • Voices for Ohio’s Children, consultant (self)
  • United HealthGroup, corporate VP, (daughter)


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