Project Summary

The aim of the Tier II Pipeline to Proposal award is to continue our Tier I award goal of bringing together diverse stakeholders (including patients, researchers, and clinicians) to develop the capacity and the infrastructure to conduct patient-centered research on the management and treatment of symptomatic hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA), which affects approximately 10 percent of adults in the United States. This infrastructure will be used to discuss research areas of greatest importance to patients, identify individuals with whom to collaborate, strengthen communications channels, and understand various stakeholder perspectives. We will accomplish this by: (1) forming an executive committee and governance structure composed of patients, family members, clinicians, national/local advocacy group representatives, researchers, and others; (2) conducting patient focus groups/interview sessions; (3) creating a website, using web-based surveys to gather patient feedback, and using social media to engage patients and promote the community online; and (4) organizing a symposium for patients and community members to learn about OA management and discuss relevant topics. This Tier II PCORI Pipeline to Proposal award will allow our team to engage patients, the community, and other stakeholders from this large and diverse population to understand the context necessary to develop patient-centered comparative effectiveness research questions for the management and treatment of OA.

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Project Information

Raj Karia, MPH
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langone Medical Center

Key Dates

12 months


Award Type
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Last updated: March 4, 2022