MU's Center for Patient Centered Outcomes Research is led by David Mehr, geriatrician, health services researcher, and William C. Allen Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 882-3126.
Research Professor Robin Kruse is the Core Director of MU's PCOR as well as co-investigator on Project 1 of the PCOR grant. Robin may be contacted through email at KruseR@health.missouri.edu or by phone at (573) 882-5611.
Contact Lynne at email@example.com or (573) 882-3126
Contact Abby at firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 884-3268
Chair: Robin Kruse, Ph.D., MSPH
The Training and Mentoring Committee is responsible for organizing Center training activities, including courses, use of on-line modules, biweekly PCOR seminars, awarding badges and certificates in PCOR and for conducting special training experiences such as workshops and webinars.
Chair: Vicki Conn, Ph.D., RN., FAAN
The Review Committee reviews applications for pilot projects, reviews concept papers and organizes mock study section reviews to improve Center investigators' draft grant applications prior to agency submission.
Chair: Douglas S. Wakefield, Ph.D.
The Evaluation Committee is responsible for overall evaluation of Center activities and for building PCOR capacity at MU.
The External Advisory Group has wide-ranging expertise relevant to PCOR and to the Center theme. The Group advises MU PCOR on areas of research or infrastructure that we should pursue, provide an external review of formative evaluation data to assess Center progress and the need for mid-course corrections, and review the progress of the Center's research projects.
Timothy S. Carey, MD, MPH; Professor, Social Medicine, and Director, Sheps Center for Health Service Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Michael L. Parchman, MD, MPH; Director, MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation, Group Health Research Institute
Brian W. Jack, MD; Professor and Chair, Family Medicine, Boston (MA) University School of Medicine; Chief, Boston Medical Center
Ginette A. Pepper, PhD, RN, FAAN; Dean for Research and PhD Program; and Director, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence; University of Utah
William S. Weintraub, MD, FACC; Chief, Cardiology, and Director, Christiana Center for Outcomes Research, Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE
Marcia M. Ward, PhD; Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, and Director, Center for Health Policy and Research, College of Public Health, University of Iowa
"Our ultimate goal is to help give each patient a stronger voice in his or her health care decisions"
MU PCOR is located in the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri. Send inquiries to:
MU Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
School of Medicine, MA 306
Columbia, Missouri 65212
The Steering Committee is responsible for the Center's overall direction, including: reviewing work of the three standing committees, overseeing progress of the research projects and the Center's Small Grant Projects, incorporating feedback from the three advisory groups, and modifying plans based on feedback from the advisory groups and the Evaluation Committee.
Douglas S. Wakefield, PhD; Director, Center for Health Care Quality, and Professor, Health Management and Informatics
Benjamin Crenshaw, MD; Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine
Bonnie J. Wakefield, Ph.D., RN, FAAN; Research Associate Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing
Lori L. Popejoy, Ph.D., APRN, GCNS-BC; Assistant Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing, and John A. Hartford Foundation Claire M. Fagin Fellow
Glen Cameron, Ph.D., Chair, Journalism Research, Missouri School of Journalism, Co-Director, Health Communication Research Center, and Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Todd Vogel, MD, MPH, FACS; Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery
Sue Rodgers, R.N., retired Director of Nursing for MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital and current MU PCOR Patient Representative.
Lynne Lawrence, MSE, MU PCOR Center Coordinator.
Abigail Rolbiecki, PhD, MPH, MSW, Postdoctoral Fellow, Family and Community Medicine