This presentation will provide background information into the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), describing its goals and mission, and summarizing PCORI’s approach towards comparative clinical effectiveness patient-centered outcomes research and the role of patients and stakeholders in this research. It will explore PCORI’s National Research Priorities, with a focus on the Addressing Disparities Program and its mission. It will also describe PCORI’s process for applying for funding.
Parag Aggarwal, Ph.D., is a Senior Program Officer for the Addressing Disparities team at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Before joining PCORI, Dr. Aggarwal worked for Deloitte Consulting LLP, where he led large, complex engagements focused on life science and healthcare strategy through the translational medicine team. He provided subject matter expertise across multiple areas, including healthcare regulatory agencies, life science and pharmaceutical companies, and non-profit organizations. Working within the strategy service line, Dr. Aggarwal developed strategies that combined science, business, and regulatory components to enable efficient business operations for life science and healthcare organizations. Dr. Aggarwal received his B.S. in chemistry from Case Western Reserve University and his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Michigan.