Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –   Public Health Dialogues will host Sally Morton, PhD, Professor and Chair, Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health and Director, Comparative Effectiveness Research Center, Health Policy Institute University of Pittsburgh on November 6, 2015 in Room 1905 of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, North.  Doors open at 12:00 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 12:15 p.m. and end at 1:15-1:30 p.m.

This presenter is also co-sponsored by the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute as part of the Institute's Research Boot Camp Series.

Dr. Morton is a founding editor of Statistics, Politics, and Policy and Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics in Graduate School of Public Health. In this talk, Dr. Morton will discuss several issues, including data sources and study designs; the PCORI methodology standards; and partnership with stakeholders. Dr. Morton’s research interests include comparative effectiveness research, the use of meta-analysis in evidence-based medicine, and the sampling of vulnerable populations. Since the advent of healthcare reform and the establishment of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (PC-CER) has permeated health services research. PC-CER answers “What healthcare treatment works best, for whom, and under what circumstances?” from the unique perspective of the patient as decision-maker. Patients and other stakeholders – such as families, caregivers, clinicians, and policy-makers – are partners in the research, rather than solely subjects or participants. Consequently, fundamental design, methodology, implementation, and interpretation challenges and opportunities have arisen in the context of PC-CER.

Those interested in attending in person should RSVP to to reserve a complimentary lunch.

To attend this presentation online, please register for Public Health Dialogue Series before Nov 6, 2015 12:00 PM EST at:  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The Public Health Dialogues Speaker Series is sponsored by the Office of Public Health Practice and Workforce Development within the WVU School of Public Health.  This office is a Local Performance Site of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center funded by HRSA.  The series is free and open to the public.  

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