Michelle Johnston-Fleece, M.P.H., is senior program officer at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute where she plays a leadership role in advancing the science of public and patient engagement. Johnston-Fleece was previously an engagement officer, managing the engagement activities in the Improving Healthcare Systems portfolio of clinical comparative effectiveness research. She has worked to advance patient and family engagement in health care for 15 years. She was a senior program officer at the National Academy of Medicine overseeing the Care Culture and Decision-making Innovation Collaborative. In addition, she has served as director of policy and advocacy at Cancer Support Community; led the patient experience improvement efforts for Einstein Healthcare Network; and was senior policy and research analyst at the American Board of Internal Medicine and ABIM Foundation. Johnston-Fleece holds an MPH in health systems and policy from UMDNJ School of Public Health and a BA in sociology and media studies from New York University

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Strategies to Improve Inclusivity and Diversity of Patients in Research Governance

A PCORI-funded learning network recently outlined key challenges and promising practices for improving the diversity and inclusion of patient representatives in research governance.