Diagnosing Which Health Treatments Improve Outcomes: A PCORI Overview and How to Get Involved

Oct. 16, 2013
Noon–1:00 p.m. Eastern



  • Greg Martin, Deputy Director of Stakeholder Engagement for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
  • Moderator: Cori Uccello, Senior Health Fellow, American Academy of Actuaries


With the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, a new organization was created with the goal of funding and sharing research that offers more information on the effectiveness of health care options. The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI, has begun the process of implementing its mission to help consumers make better informed decisions on their health care through the funding of patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research.
During this webinar, our speaker:
  • Provided an overview of the PCORI’s mission
  • Explored how PCORI engages in research and includes patients and various stakeholders at each step in the process
  • Discussed how actuaries can be more involved in this area


Gregory Martin
Greg Martin is the Deputy Director of Stakeholder Engagement for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). He is responsible for leading PCORI’s state- and local-level engagement with clinicians, policy makers, professional audiences, and the broader health care community. An experienced state health policy and state government affairs professional, Martin previously served the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

In his prior role, Martin was responsible for leading AAFP’s governmental advocacy assistance to its state and territorial chapters, including research on issues such as health reform implementation, Medicaid, and the patient-centered medical home. With NCSL, Martin served as staff to the Forum for State Health Policy Leadership, providing analysis and technical assistance to legislators and legislative staff on a range of issues, including Medicaid, CHIP, and health information technology. Martin received his bachelor’s degree in political science from University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va.


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