PCORnet Welcomes New Member to Research Committee

On Friday, December 16, the PCORnet Council, the main governing body of PCORnet, approved the slates for the Engagement and Research Committees, welcoming one new committee member and re-electing five others.

Marleah Dean Kruzel, PHD, a steering committee member for the American BRCA Outcomes and Utilization of Testing Patient-Powered Research Network (ABOUT), has joined the Research Committee. Marleah is an Assistant Professor in Health Communication at the University of South Florida. A BRCA2-positive patient herself, her research lies at the intersection of health, interpersonal, and applied communication.

Tom Carton and Barbara Kroner will continue to serve on the Research Committee. Cherie Binns, Michael Horberg, and Neely Williams will continue to serve on the Engagement Committee.


About PCORnet

PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, is an innovative initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The goal of PCORnet is to improve the nation’s capacity to conduct clinical research by creating a large, highly representative network that directly involves patients in the development and execution of research. More information is available at www.pcornet.org.


The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continually seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work. More information is available atwww.pcori.org.