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KIE graduate appointed to patient research institute

Emily Evans, PhD, a recent graduate who wrote her 2014 dissertation under KIE senior research scholars Tom Beauchamp and Madison Powers, has been appointed Program Officer of the Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research (CER) Methods and Infrastructure Program of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Dr. Evans will assume the new role on December 8, 2014.

PCORI is dedicated to research that helps patients make informed decisions about their care. Its CER Methods and Infrastructure Program focuses on building US capacity to conduct patient-centered outcomes research, including training researchers, patients, and other stakeholders to participate in this research.

Evans’s doctoral dissertation focused on “Uncertainty and the Justification of Environmental Health Research.” She also holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University (2009) and a BS in Ethics, History, and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University (2005).