Director, Public and Patient Engagement
Kristin L. Carman, MA, PhD, is the Director of Public and Patient Engagement at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). In this position, she is responsible for leading and directing PCORI’s overall efforts to see that patients and other health care stakeholders are fully involved in and guide all aspects of PCORI’s work, the culture of research more broadly, and developing the science of engagement, including the launch of a new PCORI initiative to fund research on engagement. Carman has spearheaded engagement research projects including a randomized clinical trial on deliberative methods, development of an influential framework on engagement in health care, and the development and translation of complex scientific information and concepts for the public and patients. She has published extensively and has worked closely with patients, caregivers, researchers, and many health care partners throughout her career. Carman previously was at the American Institutes for Research, where she served as Vice President and Director of the Health Policy and Research Group, a team of more than 100 health services research professionals, and Director of the Center for Patient and Consumer Engagement.