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 »

We provide funding for PCOR pilot projects. Awards of up to $20,000 are available for projects leading to future PCOR related research. To date we have funded research projects from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and the School of Health Professions.

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 date from the PCORnet clinical research network.


MU PCOR Seminars present topics on PCOR-related research information. Staff are also collaborating with faculty in the Department of Family and Community Medicine to help place the Master of Science in Public Health degree online by lending technical and program asistance and teaching classes.

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.