Miller Tapped to Serve on PCORI Advisory Panel

Miller Tapped to Serve on PCORI Advisory Panel

April 11, 2013

Doriane Miller, MD, has been appointed to serve a one-year term on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities. Miller is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago and specializes in general internal medicine. She is widely known for her expertise in community-engaged research.

Researchers at PCORI, a non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010, work to provide the best available information to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions. PCORI's research is intended to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available, and the science that supports those options.

Miller will represent patients, caregivers and patient advocates on the Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities. She was selected from among more than 1,000 applicants for one of PCORI's four advisory panels, which correspond to the organization's priorities: addressing disparities; assessing prevention, diagnosis and treatment options; improving health care systems; and advancing patient engagement. Each panel has 21 members representing different health care sectors.

"I am honored to be elected to the PCORI health disparities panel," Miller said. "The University of Chicago has a strong tradition of community-based scholarship and patient-centered care."

In addition to her clinical duties at the University of Chicago Medicine, Miller serves as the director of the Center for Community Health and Vitality, as well as a co-leader for the Institute for Translational Medicine's Community Engagement Cluster. In these roles, she has conducted groundbreaking community outreach on the topic of neighborhood violence. One of her more high-profile projects, a theatrical production titled, "It Shoudda Been Me," uses actors to communicate the effects of neighborhood violence on today's youth.

"As a member of the PCORI Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities, I will have the opportunity to share best practices and lessons learned from 25 years of experience in working in under-resourced communities of color," Miller said. "My participation on the advisory panel will allow me to help inform a national conversation on research funding priorities to address health disparities."

By Shanna Williams