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Past President Morton Appointed to PCORI Methodology Panel


ASA Past President Sally Morton (2009) recently was appointed as a statistical expert to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's (PCORI) Methodology Committee. She will provide advice on statistical methods, techniques, and analysis for patient-centered outcomes research.

PCORI is authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best-available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions. PCORI's research is intended to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment, and care options available, as well as the science that supports those options.

"Dr. Morton is one of the nation's leading experts on statistics and methodology," said Sherine Gabriel, committee chair and dean of Mayo Medical School. "Her expert input will be an asset to the methodology committee as it continues to work with the scientific community broadly to develop and refine methods for patient-centered outcomes research."

Morton is professor and chair of the department of biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health and directs its Comparative Effectiveness Research Core. She holds secondary appointments in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and department of statistics.

"I'm honored to assist PCORI in determining the best methodology to help patients and their caregivers make the most-informed health care decisions," Morton said.

Read the PCORI press release or learn more about the organization and its work.