Early efforts supported the launch of  the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's  (PCORI) first awardees (50 Pilot Projects), which involved identification and characterization of emerging facilitators, barriers, and impact factors of involving patients and other stakeholders in the research process. Building on these efforts, the team has performed literature reviews and conducted portfolio analyses, syntheses and reporting to support PCORI’s internal decision-making.


  • Amanda Brodt
  • Rachel Dungan
  • Margo Edmunds
  • Kelsi Feltz
  • Rosina Pradhananga
  • Alison Rein
  • Amandeep Sandhu


The Patient-Centered Research Outcomes Institute (PCORI)

Past Events

PCORI Pilot Project Learning Network (PPPLN) In-person Meeting, March 2014
In March 2014, PPPLN members, along with community partners, invited speakers, PCORI leadership and staff, convened for a two-day meeting in Washington, D.C. The meeting was an opportunity for the network members to meet in-person, discuss shared challenges, collaborate on established “extra credit” projects of interest, and discuss future opportunities related to communication and dissemination strategies for patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR).

Pilots & Programs

  • Portfolio Analysis, Synthesis and Reporting: AcademyHealth supports PCORI’s Evaluation and Analysis team by analyzing its portfolio of funded research. These portfolio analyses are used to generate timely, accessible, and actionable information in response to internal and external stakeholder requests. AcademyHealth also supports PCORI’s Research Portfolio Development team by contextualizing PCORI’s funded research portfolios through the characterization and clustering of funded projects that investigate particular clinical and health care areas. This work has informed the dissemination and use of findings to identify future areas of study for specific disease areas and types of interventions.
  • PCORI Pilot Project Learning Network (PPPLN): From 2012-2015, AcademyHealth worked with PCORI to monitor and support the first 50 funded Pilot Projects with an emphasis on facilitating peer learning, fostering cross project collaboration and generating useful insights about the conduct of PCOR. The PPPLN then synthesized these lessons and emerging practices to advance the work of PCORI awardees and the field of PCOR.