Comparative effectiveness research and patient-centered outcomes research definitions.

PCORI Proposal Preparation Suggestions

  1. Review PCORI-funded projects.
  2. Attend an applicant training webinar to understand the specific PCORI application and review process
  3. Visit the PCORI Blog for current information
  4. PCORI requires adherence to the methodology report and standards
  5. Read the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Stakeholder Engagement Resource Guide
  6. Sign-up for the Comparative Effectiveness Research Core (CERC) e-mail list. We periodically send out email updates about PCORI and other CER/PCOR news.

Journal Articles and Guides

PCOR, CER, and CBPR: alphabet soup or complementary fields of health research?  Clin Transl Sci. 2013 Dec;6(6):493-6. doi: 10.1111/cts.12064.

Model for a Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research Center  Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Jan 15. doi: 10.1111/cts.12257.

University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Stakeholder Engagement Resource Guide

The Institute of Medicine Standards for Systematic Reviews: 4 Years Later - Featured Commentary


Dr. Douglas Landsittel was a speaker at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, Washington in August 2015.

Dr. Douglas Landsittel was a speaker at the International Conference on Health Policy Statistics in Providence, Rhode Island in October 2015.

Dr. Sally C. Morton gave the Lowell Reed lecture at the American Public Health Association in Chicago, Illinois in November 2015.

Dr. Sally C. Morton spoke at the International Chinese Statistical Association 2016 Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia in June 2016 on “Challenges for Statisticians in Patient-Centered Pragmatic Studies.”

Dr. Chaeryon Kang spoke at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago, Illinois in August 2016.

The Causal Inference Methods for PCOR Using Observational Data (CIMPOD) conference was broadcast over the internet. There were a number of high profile speakers, including Miguel Hernan, Dylan Small, and our University of Pittsburgh CERC colleague, Doug Landsittel. The conference talks were videotaped and are currently available to view. Please visit CIMPOD and click on the “Click here to watch CIMPOD 2016 live” link. You will then see 2 different places to push the play arrow; the top arrow is day 2 and the bottom arrow​ is day 1.