Rachael Fleurence
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Rachael Fleurence, Ph.D., is a Senior Scientist at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), where she leads the research prioritization initiative to help identify important patient and stakeholder generated questions and establish a rigorous research prioritization process to rank these questions. A methodologist with experience in systematic reviews and evidence synthesis, health technology assessment, and research prioritization methods, Dr. Fleurence has 15 years of experience in the field of health outcomes research, including seven years in the life sciences consulting industry, where she held senior leadership positions at United BioSource Corporation and ICON plc. From 1995 to 1999, she was a program officer at the World Health Organization for the revision of the International Classification of Disabilities. Dr. Fleurence co-chaired the 2011 ISPOR issue panel review committee for the 16th annual meeting and was an associate editor for the journal Health Outcomes Research in Medicine in 2011 and 2012. She is currently co-editing a volume on Comparative Effectiveness for Springer’s upcoming handbook on health services research. Dr. Fleurence received a B.A. from Cambridge University, an M.A. in business management from the Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC)-Paris, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in health economics from the University of York in the United Kingdom.

Recent Posts by Rachael Fleurence

Rachael Fleurence on Patient Engagement

In today's Q and A on Patient Engagenment, we feature Rachael Fleurence, a Senior Scientist at PCORI where she leads the research prioritization initiative to help identify important patient and stakeholder generated questions and establish a rigorous research prioritization process to rank...

Getting Specific: Selecting Patient- And Stakeholder-Initiated Topics For PCORI Funding

Every day, patients, caregivers and clinicians must make any number of complex health care decisions. They might have to choose between several options for preventing, diagnosing or treating a disease or condition. They might need to decide between doing something specific and not doing...

October 19, 2012Equity and Disparities