Joe Selby
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Joe Selby, MD, MPH, is the Executive Director of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). A family physician, clinical epidemiologist and health services researcher, Dr. Selby has more than 35 years of experience in patient care, research and administration. He is responsible for identifying strategic issues and opportunities for PCORI and implementing and administering programs authorized by the PCORI Board of Governors. Dr. Selby joined PCORI from Kaiser Permanente, Northern California, where he was Director of the Division of Research for 13 years and oversaw a department of more than 50 investigators and 500 research staff working on more than 250 ongoing studies.


Recent Posts by Joe Selby

Advancing The Use Of Health Data In Research With PCORnet

We launched PCORnet, a large, representative, national data resource, nearly two years ago. By harnessing the power of clinical data gathered in real-world settings, PCORnet is designed to allow the nation to conduct a range of comparative research studies more efficiently and less expensively.

PCORI’s Research Will Answer Patients’ Real-World Questions

As a physician, I know the challenge of helping patients determine which health care options might work best for them given their personal situation and preferences. Too often they -- and their clinicians -- must make choices about preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases and health...

Health Care Community Helps PCORI Take The Next Step

Editor's note: For more on PCORI and comparative effectiveness research, see the October 2012 issue of Health Affairs,"Current Challenges In Comparative Effectiveness Research." Earlier this year, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) satisfied one of its foundational...

December 4, 2012Following the ACA

Enhancing Communication To Advance Research And Practice Is Among PCORI’s Key Priorities

Editor’s note: Joe Selby's post below responds to David Introcaso's Health Affairs Blog post, also published today. For more on the concept of patient centeredness, comparative effectiveness research, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, see Health Affairs’ October issue,...

November 5, 2012Following the ACA, Quality

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