Geisel Researchers to Receive $1 Million Award for Comparative Outcomes Research
A team of researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, led by Dartmouth Institute Professor Tor Tosteson, ScD, has been approved for a $1 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to design new methods for comparing the effectiveness of alternative therapies that can lead to improvements in practice and better outcomes for patients.
The award is one of 24 new research grants from PCORI, an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 with the mission of funding research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed health care decisions.
The three-year project, called “Randomize Everyone: Creating Valid Instrumental Variables for Learning Health Care Systems,” will utilize the expertise of scientists and clinicians across Geisel and Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The multidisciplinary study team includes methodologists Todd MacKenzie, Tracy Onega, Steven Andrews, and Karen Schifferdecker from Biomedical Data Science, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (The Dartmouth Institute), and Community and Family Medicine, and clinical researchers John Batsis and Jon Lurie (Medicine), Adam Pearson and Sohail Mirza (Orthopaedics), and James Bernat (Neurology).