Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Core PCOR Staff

David Mehr, MD, MS

Project Director

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 mehrd@health.missouri.edu or (573) 882-3126.

Robin Kruse, Ph.D, MSPH

Core Director

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.

Lynne Lawrence, MS Ed

Center Coordinator

Contact Lynne at lawrenceld@health.missouri.edu or (573) 882-3126

Training and Mentoring Committee

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.

Review Committee

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.

Evaluation Committee

Chair: Douglas S. Wakefield, Ph.D.

The Evaluation Committee is responsible for overall evaluation of Center activities and for building PCOR capacity at MU.

External Advisory Committee

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.