The Advisory Panel on PCORI’s Funding of the Healthcare Worker Exposure Response and Outcomes (HERO) Research Project will advise PCORI’s Executive Director and staff on PCORI’s funding of the HERO Research Project.

The nature of advice will include providing guidance and recommendations on multiple aspects pertaining to PCORI’s funding and monitoring of the HERO Research Project, including advising on questions that arise relating to the registry and trial components. Learn more about the panel's function and scope of work, as well as its composition and structure and other details in the charter, linked below.

Advisory Panel Charter

Advisory Panelists

Panel Chair

Mike Lauer, MD
(Current Methodology Committee member)
Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health
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Panel Members

David DeMets, PhD
Professor Emeritus, School of Medicine and Public Health at University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Maureen Fagan, MHA, DNP
(Current Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement member)
Chief Experience Officer, University of Miami Health
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Alicia Fernandez, MD
(Current PCORI Board member)
Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California San Francisco
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Elisa Hurley, PhD
(Current Advisory Panel on Clinical Trials member)
Executive Director, Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
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Dan Kuritzkes, MD
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor, Harvard Medical School

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Vlado Perkovic, PhD
Dean of Medicine, University of New South Wales
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Posted: May 28, 2020

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