Four principle investigators recently received grants from the BWH Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). PCORI has approved 71 awards, totaling $114 million for funding patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research projects.
The recipients and projects are:
Jessica Franklin, PhD, BS, biostatistician, BWH Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics: “Methods for Comparative Effectiveness and Safety Analyses in a High-Dimensional Covariate Space With Few Events”
Sebastian Schneeweiss, MD, MS, ScD, vice chief, BWH Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics: “Causal Inference for Effectiveness Research in Using Secondary Data”
Sonya Shin, MD, MPH, associate physician, BWH Division of Global Health Equity and Division of Infectious Diseases: “Evaluating the Navajo Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE) Program”
Daniel Solomon, MD, MPH, chief, BWH Section of Clinical Sciences in Rheumatology: “Improving the Use of Patient Registries for Comparative Effectiveness”
PCORI is an independent non-profit organization established by Congress to support research for helping patients and their caretakers to make better-informed decisions regarding their health care. More information is available at www.pcori.org.