New grant will help connect minority communities and health care officials in establishing research agenda

UMHS researchers were selected as some of the first to be funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), for the project “Public Deliberations About Patient Centered Outcomes Research Priorities.”

The mission of PCORI is to help people make informed health care decisions and improve health care delivery and outcomes by producing and promoting high integrity, evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers and the health care community.

Led by Susan Dorr Goold, M.D., M.H.S.A, M.A., professor of Internal Medicine and Health Management and Policy in U-M’s Medical School and School of Public Health, and Zachary Rowe, director of Friends of Parkside and founding member of the Urban Research Center board and the MICHR Community Engagement Coordinating council, the study will engage communities, particularly underserved and minority communities, in setting priorities for research to be supported by the institute.