Johns Hopkins Epidemiologist Named to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Committee
Steven Goodman, MD, MHS, PhD, a professor at the Johns Hopkins University, has been appointed to a new government institute committee designed to guide standards for accurately comparing medical treatments.
PCORI was established under the federal health reform act to better inform health decisions with research projects that provide reliable and relevant evidence on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Such "outcomes" research specifically includes comparisons of various treatments.
Goodman currently co-chairs a committee at the Institute of Medicine on drug safety and serves on the board of directors of the Society for Clinical Trials. He is the editor of Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials and senior statistical editor for Annals of Internal Medicine. Goodman has taught at Hopkins since 1988 and has also served on a wide variety of national panels.
"The men and women named today bring impressive credentials and experience to this important task", Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the GAO, said in a Jan. 21 announcement about the appointments.