PCR Foundation

Welcome New Executive Director

Dr. Kathy L. Hudson

The People-Centered Research Foundation welcomes
Kathy L. Hudson, PhD as executive director.

“I am honored to join the PCRF as its first executive director, and eager to work with our national leaders in clinical research and our network to engage all people in accelerating people-driven research.”

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Purpose

The People-Centered Research Foundation (PCRF) is committed to accelerating people-driven research that is faster, more user friendly for patients and providers, and less costly. Our mission is:  to engage patients, families, research participants, clinicians, scientists, and health system leaders in the design, conduct, dissemination, and implementation of research and analysis that leads to improvements in the health and well-being of individuals and populations and the performance of health care delivery systems.

Why PCRF?

The Foundation builds on the successes of PCORnet , which includes 33 partner networks that collaborate to conduct research that matters to patients, their clinicians, and health systems. PCORnet was launched with substantial financial investment from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Since its inception in 2014, PCORnet has launched over 20 studies and was featured in over 70 publications in scientific journals.

The PCRF provides retrospective observational research using its data network, prospective research that collects new data from patients, and high-impact clinical trials. Each PCRF study deeply engages patients and clinicians in its design, conduct, and dissemination.  PCRF studies are sponsored by a balanced mix of support from government, foundations, and industry, with all projects aligned with the foundation’s mission of centering projects around the needs of people and their health.

Our Work

Our Work

 

 

The PCRF provides retrospective observational research using its data network, prospective research that collects new data from patients, and high-impact clinical trials. Each PCRF study deeply engages patients and clinicians in its design, conduct, and dissemination.  PCRF studies are sponsored by a balanced mix of support from government, foundations, and industry, with all projects aligned with the Foundation’s mission of centering projects around the needs of people and their health.

Impact

The Foundation and its Consortium of member Networks represent a novel approach for rapidly increasing meaningful evidence that can substantively improve the health and lives of Americans, while also engaging people and clinicians in PCRF's governance and the design and conduct of its research. The Foundation and its member Networks recognize that their success will be measured not by the amount of research funding secured nor by the number of publications produced, but by the impact of the research on patient health and healthcare. Thus, the Foundation’s success translates into a healthier nation.