Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research


MU PCOR is a multi-disciplinary Center within the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine

Through a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) we were funded to build capacity for and promote patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) at Mizzou, collaborate on interventions to change practice, and focus on work with large data sets. Our current research and educational activities include:

Core Research Projects »

We are conducting three major projects which are in varying stages of completion.

More information on these core research projects can be found on the Research page of our website.

Small Project Awards »

Our Center has funded $5,000, $10,000 and $20,000 awards for PCOR-related pilot research. Proposals have been funded from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Health Professions and School of Social Work. Some projects have reached completion, and others are still in progress. Visit our Research page to read more about the Small Project Award research projects.

Collaborative Research »

MU PCOR staff and patient advisors are collaborating in a number of ways on local, regional and national projects. In the latest collaborative project David Mehr is part of a Mizzou team working on the ADAPTABLE aspirin trial (Aspirin Dosing: A Patient-centric Trial Assessing Benefits and Long-term Effectiveness) funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). This is the first study utilizing data from the PCORnet clinical research network.


MU PCOR Seminars present topics on PCOR-related research information. Center staff and faculty also collaborate with the Department of Family and Community Medicine to support the online Master of Science in Academic Medicine degree, lending technical, program and instructional assistance.

A patient representative on the Steering Committee and our Patient Advisory Group provide input on current and future studies, educational activities and dissemination of research results from a patient perspective.