Presentation to cover "Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research"

Public Health Dialogues will host Sally Morton, Ph.D., on Friday, Nov. 6, in room 1905, Health Sciences Center North. Doors open at noon, and the presentation will begin at 12:15 p.m.

Dr. Morton is professor and chair in the University of Pittsburgh Biostatistics Graduate School of Public Health. She is also director of the Health Policy Institute's Comparative Effectiveness Research Center and a founding editor of "Statistics, Politics and Policy."

During her talk, Morton will discuss several issues, including data sources and study designs, PCORI methodology standards and partnership with stakeholders.

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 reserve a complimentary lunch.

To attend this presentation online, register for Public Health Dialogue Series at After registering, users 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. This presenter is co-sponsored by the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute as part of its Research Boot Camp Series.

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