Kristina M. Cordasco
HSR&D investigator Kristina M. Cordasco, MD, MPH, MSHS, with the HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare, Innovation, Policy and Practice (CSHIIP) was among the 34 people named to serve on advisory panels for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Dr. Cordasco will serve on the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities and will be one of the representatives who provide input on behalf of the greater research community.
In addition to her role with CSHIIP, Dr. Cordasco is a staff physician at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA. Her primary research focus is on improving care coordination between healthcare providers and settings. Dr. Cordasco has played an integral role in assessing and understanding the current state of care coordination in VA—and in light of recent federal expansion of Veterans’ access to community care, care coordination is critical for maintaining overall care quality.
PCORI’s mission is to help people make informed healthcare decisions—and improve healthcare delivery and outcomes—by producing and promoting high-integrity, evidence-based information. Their advisory panels provide advice and recommendations to PCORI’s Board, Methodology Committee and staff on patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research. PCORI maintains five advisory panels with between 10 to 24 members, each of whom is appointed to serve a term of three years. Panelists are selected for their expertise, experience and qualifications related to their panel of interest.