This session will feature Joseph V. Selby, MD, MPH, Executive Director of the national Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and will showcase the important of patient centered outcomes research with respect to the national research agenda as well as health care reform, relevance of patient centeredness to the research enterprise at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, information on existing and emergening PCORI RFAs, future directions of the PCORI mandate and guidance on shaping the mission and activities of the BWH Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research Center. Dr. Selby’s talk will be followed by a brief Q&A with the audience.
Sebastian Schneeweiss, MD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine (Pharmacology), BWH
Daniel Solomon, MD, MPH, Professor, Dept. of Rheumatology. BWH
Dr. Sebastian Schneeweiss has focused his work on Pharmacoepidemiology and pharmaceutical outcomes research, with particular interest in the comparative safety and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals and biotech products, drug policy and risk managment program evaluation, and epidemiologic methods using electronic healthcare databases.
Dr. Daniel Solomon is a population scientist focusing on the epidemiology and health services of rheumatic disease. He serves as the Chief of the Section of Clinical Sciences in the Division of Rheumatology at BWH. His research work is primarily funded by the NIH, AHRQ, and foundations. He has served major roles at the American College of Rheumatology and within the osteoporosis community as well.
Joe V. Selby, M.D., M.P.H., is the first Executive Director of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). A family physician, clinical epidemiologist and health services researcher, Dr. Selby has more than 35 years of experience in patient care, research and administration. He is responsible for identifying strategic issues and opportunities for PCORI and implementing and administering programs authorized by the PCORI Board of Governors.
Dr. Selby joined PCORI from Kaiser Permanente, Northern California, where he was Director of the Division of Research for 13 years and oversaw a department of more than 50 investigators and 500 research staff working on more than 250 ongoing studies. He was with Kaiser Permanente for 27 years. An accomplished researcher, Dr. Selby has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and continues to conduct research, primarily in the areas of diabetes outcomes and quality improvement. His publications cover a spectrum of topics, including effectiveness studies of colorectal cancer screening strategies; treatment effectiveness, population management and disparities in diabetes mellitus; primary care delivery and quality measurement.
Dr. Selby was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine in 2009 and was a member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality study section for Health Care Quality and Effectiveness from 1999-2003. A native of Fulton, Missouri, Dr. Selby received his medical degree from Northwestern University and his master’s in public health from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a commissioned officer in the Public Health Service from 1976-1983 and received the Commissioned Officer’s Award in 1981.
He serves as Lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and as a Consulting Professor, Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine.