APA member selected for PCORI’s advisory panel on addressing disparities

Alfiee Breland-Noble, PhD, of Georgetown University will serve on one of PCORI’s new advisory panels, established to help refine and prioritize research questions.

On April 1, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced the names of the healthcare community representatives that will serve on the institute’s first four advisory panels, including a panel on patient engagement and three panels on three of the institute’s National Priorities for Research: assessment of prevention, diagnosis and treatment options; improving healthcare systems; and addressing disparities. The latter three panels are tasked with providing recommendations to the PCORI board of governors, methodology committee and staff to help refine and prioritize specific research questions. Each panel is composed of patients, caregivers, clinicians, researchers and other health care stakeholders. 

APA nominated several psychologists for the panels, including APA member Alfiee Breland-Noble, director of the African American Knowledge Optimized for Mindfully-Healthy Adolescents (AAKOMA) Project and assistant professor of psychiatry at the Georgetown University Medical Center, who was selected to serve on PCORI’s Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities. Breland-Noble’s research interests include reducing mental health disparities for African American and diverse adolescents; treatment and clinical research engagement for depression in diverse adolescents; and mental health stigma reduction in diverse populations and community based participatory research (CBPR) with a specific focus on faith based health promotion.

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