Clayton Named Co-Chair of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Advisory Panel
Jun 25, 2013 1:00 PM
Margaret (Mardie) Clayton, PhD, an associate professor in the University of Utah College of Nursing, has been appointed by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to co-chair PCORI’s newly established stakeholder Advisory Panel on Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options.
The panel will identify and prioritize critical research questions for possible funding initiatives under PCORI’s research priority for the Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options and provide ongoing feedback and advice on evaluating and disseminating the research conducted under this program. The 21-member panel represents different sectors across the health care community, including researchers, clinicians, patients, caregivers, insurers, employers, policymakers, and industry. Clayton will be participating in the advisory panel representing researchers.
“Our advisory panels will help us identify and prioritize the questions that are important to patients, caregivers clinicians and others, and also help us evaluate all of our research programs,” said Anne Beal, MD, MPH, PCORI’s Deputy Executive Director, Chief Officer for Engagement and Chief Operating Officer.
Clayton was one of 84 individuals selected to serve on four advisory panels. PCORI received applications from 1,021 individuals for panel membership. PCORI evaluated candidates based on their personal experience, qualifications, and ability to represent their respective stakeholder communities.
Clayton’s research blends the disciplines of nursing and health communication, addressing communication processes, quality of life, and physical and emotional outcomes of patient-provider interactions among breast cancer survivors and their providers, and among hospice nurses and caregivers of cancer patient at end of life. In addition to being co-director of the College of Nursing’s PhD program and a member of Huntsman Cancer Institute, she is an advanced practice nurse. “With over 25 years of nursing experience at the bedside prior to entering academia, I have long been committed to the PCORI missions of helping people to make informed decisions and improving healthcare delivery and outcomes from both a clinical as well as a research perspective,” Clayton said.
“Serving as a member of PCORI’s advisory panels is important to me as a way to promote the provision of high quality patient care based on sound evidence and the incorporation of the patient ‘voice’ into critical decisions that impact patient well-being from a larger policy perspective; goals that I have worked toward throughout my career, initially as a clinician then as a nursing scientist.” Clayton earned her PhD at UNC-Chapel Hill, and holds a master of science degree from Pace University and a bachelor of science in nursing degree from the University of Connecticut.
Charters for PCORI Advisory Panels, including the scope of work for panelists, are available on the PCORI website. Advisory panel members are appointed for a one-year term, with the opportunity for reappointment for a maximum of two terms.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed health care decisions. PCORI is committed to continuously seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work. More information is available at www.pcori.org.