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Thursday, June 23 • 10:00am - 11:00am
#406: The PCORnet Response to COVID-19: The Importance of Partnerships, Data, and Digital Innovations to Provide Fast Answers

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-22-649-L04-P ; CME 1.00; RN 1.00

Learn how researchers across the country responded rapidly and collaboratively to answer key questions about COVID-19 by using PCORnet resources including a flexible coordinating center, a common data model, research-ready networks, and more!

Learning Objectives

Describe how PCORnet, a national resource where health data, research expertise, and patient insights are available to deliver answers can be used in a variety of research contexts; Discuss how PCORnet was used to answer COVID-19 questions quickly across three different projects using electronic health data and digital technologies to support remote trials and rapid surveillance.


Adrian Hernandez, MD, MHS


Emily O'Brien, PhD

Thomas W Carton, PhD, MS

Mark J Pletcher, MD, MPH

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Thomas Carton

Chief Data Officer, Louisianna Public Health Institute, United States
As Chief Data Officer and former Director of Health Services Research for the Louisiana Public Health Institute, Dr. Carton leads multiple teams that conduct various types of health services research that span health services research, quality improvement, and population health. As... Read More →
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Adrian Hernandez

Professor of Medicine; Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), United States
Adrian Hernandez, MD, MHS, is Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute, and Vice Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez has research interests in improving cardiovascular health and accelerating clinical evidence through outcomes research, clinical... Read More →

Emily O'Brien

Associate Professor, Duke University, United States
Emily O'Brien, PhD, is an epidemiologist and health services researcher at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and associate professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the Duke University school of Medicine. Her research focuses on comparative effectiveness, patient-centered... Read More →

Mark Pletcher

Professor, University of California San Francisco, United States
Mark Pletcher is Professor and Interim Chair of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco.

Thursday June 23, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Room 178 McCormick Place 2301 South Indiana Avenue Gate 40 Chicago, IL 60616
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