Washington, DC

Deputy Executive Director for Patient-Centered Research Programs, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

The Organization

Position Overview

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), in partnership with Korn Ferry, announces a national search for the Deputy Executive Director for Patient-Centered Research Programs.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 to fund comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER).  PCORI-funded studies are designed to produce reliable, useful information that will help patients, caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, policy makers and others make better-informed health and healthcare decisions.  In addition, the organization seeks to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes, by producing and promoting high-integrity, evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers, and the broader healthcare community.

An ongoing strategic planning effort is expected to reinvigorate PCORI’s National Priorities, which will frame the organization’s Research Agenda for the future.  To realize this, PCORI now seeks a well-respected, dynamic, and agile executive to serve as the Deputy Executive Director for Patient-Centered Research Programs.  The new leader will provide strategic leadership and management oversight for the operational execution and implementation of day-to-day activities related to funding of programs and projects at PCORI and maintain optimal efficiency and flawless delivery for this fast growing, expanding, and diversifying organization.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Nakela Cook, MD, MPH, the successful candidate will optimize functional alignment and coherency of a new programmatic unit with the goal to align with the organization wide future-looking operating model that integrates across disciplines, and creates a collaborative, inclusive culture where employees can thrive and work to deliver on PCORI’s mission.  In addition, the Deputy Executive Director will work with the Executive Director to build the organizational structure for the unit guided by the broader organization transformation initiative and strategic plan, which includes defining responsibilities, decision authorities and decision-making within the unit, and identifying and launching high priority recruitments.

Qualified candidates will have earned a graduate degree in a Clinical, Scientific and/or Public Health related field.

How To Apply

Korn Ferry is assisting The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) with this important recruitment.  Please forward, as soon as possible, applications or nominations of appropriate candidates to:

Lorraine Lavet and Toni Lam, PhD

c/o tonika.lam@kornferry.com

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