Yen-pin Chiang, PhD, is the Chief Program Support Officer at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). In this role, he oversees the overarching business process and enterprise information management in support of PCORI’s funding programs, including the scientific integrity of merit review, the transparency and accountability of awards and contracts management, and the efficient stewardship of information resources.
Prior to this position, he served as the Deputy Chief Science Officer and Interim Program Director of the Clinical Effectiveness Research program, where his primary responsibilities were to develop and implement PCORI’s strategic objectives and research portfolio in assessing the comparative effectiveness of healthcare services and alternative clinical strategies across a broad range of clinical domains.
Before PCORI, Chiang was acting director of Center for Outcomes and Evidence at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). In that capacity, he assumed the center’s strategy planning, scientific development, budgeting, and staff mentoring responsibilities, and oversaw the Center’s daily research program operations and management. Prior to joining AHRQ, Chiang held a number of positions at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), and the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). Among his primary responsibilities and research projects were Medicare risk adjustment studies, Medicare HMO evaluations, Medicare Choices demonstration, and two Congressional studies assessing the effects of health care reform.
Chiang received a BA and MA in political science from National Taiwan University, and a PhD in political science and health policy from the University of Rochester.
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As of May 29, 2019
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