PATIENTS
engaged in research

PATIENTS combines the expertise of leading researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of Maryland, College Park in partnerships with health care systems and patient communities and advocacy groups to improve health care research and outcomes. PATIENTS challenges the status quo by embracing and involving patients and health care systems in every component of our research studies.

Our researchers are committed to working with partners in the community to address real-world concerns and identify and meet the needs of the patients we serve. We remain involved with the community even after the research project is completed.

Under the leadership of C. Daniel Mullins, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, PATIENTS leverages innovative partnerships with patient communities and health care systems to ensure that patients, health care providers, and other partners are actively engaged in research by:

  • Building partnerships with diverse local, regional, and national communities and health care systems to improve researchers’ cultural competency and patients’ health outcomes.
  • Conducting and expanding patient-centered outcomes research in partnership with patients and health care systems to improve patients’ health-related decision making and health care systems’ design.
  • Disseminating and implementing strategies based on research findings for patients, health care providers, and health care systems.

PATIENTS partners with the following organizations to engage patients in research:

To mark the official launch of the program, members of the program’s internal steering committee gathered at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy to discuss goals for the program and set expectations for the next five years. Read the full article highlighting the kick-off event.

The PATIENTS program is funded through a five-year infrastructure development grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) [Grant Number: R24 HS22135-01].

For more information about the PATIENTS program, or to learn about how you can get involved, please content PATIENTS@rx.umaryland.edu.

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