Lori Frank, PhD

Program Director, Evaluation and Analysis, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Dr. Frank’s current work is focused on methods for incorporating the patient perspective into health outcomes research. Prior to joining PCORI she served as Executive Director and Senior Research Leader of the Center for Health Outcomes Research with MEDTAP International/United BioSource Corporation, where she managed the scientific and financial performance of the Center, overseeing operations in North America and Europe. While there she initiated and served as Principal Investigator of the Cognition Initiative of the Critical Path Institute PRO Consortium, a multi-sponsor patientreported outcome measure development consortium for development of patient- and caregiver-self report measures for cognitive impairment. She serves on the Board of the International Society for Quality of Life Research and is a member of the Memory Screening Advisory Board of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Her career has focused on patient-reported outcomes measure development and assessment, and the psychological, ethical, and legal aspects of memory screening and medical treatment decision-making by older adults. Dr. Frank received her Doctorate in Human Development/Gerontology from the Pennsylvania State University and her Master’s degree in Biopsychology from the Johns Hopkins University.