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Leveraging PCORnet and Health Data to Make Gains against Obesity

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Date: August 18, 2015
Authors: Rachael Fleurence, PhD, Program Director, CER Methods and Infrastructure, PCORI and Joe Selby, MD, MPH, Executive Director, PCORI

Obesity is at epidemic levels in the United States. About 30 percent of American adults are considered obese, with 5 percent severely obese, and among adolescents (ages 12-19), 20 percent are obese.
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Sowing Seeds of Trust in Patient-Centered Research

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Date: August 17, 2015
Authors: Adrian F. Hernandez, MD, MHS, Director of Outcomes and Health Services Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute

Trust is central to the relationship between patients and their clinicians. It’s also essential to the relationship between patients and researchers if patients are to fully engage in clinical research.
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PCORnet: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities Ahead

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Date: July 21, 2015
Authors: Rachael Fleurence, PhD, Program Director, CER Methods and Infrastructure, PCORI and Joe Selby, MD, MPH, Executive Director, PCORI

When PCORI first proposed developing a national clinical research collaborative and community that would harness the power of partnerships and health data to improve patient outcomes, we knew we’d set out on an unprecedented and exciting path.
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