The Center for Engagement and Patient-Centered Innovations

The evidence base is increasingly clear: Patients have better outcomes when they are actively engaged in their care and when they have the skills, knowledge, willingness and ability to manage their conditions. However, health care organizations still struggle to translate the concepts of patient engagement and patient-centeredness into daily practice.

The Center for Engagement and Patient-Centered Innovations is helping to advance this science through rigorous research and improvement projects, including clinical trials that test promising new interventions.

Supported by grants and contracts from government agencies and private organizations, we develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate programs that:

  • Seek to understand how to best engage patients and their caregivers as active members of the care team.
  • Help people to better manage chronic conditions — at home and in the hospital — and improve their quality of life.
  • Are created in partnership with patients, caregivers, clinicians and other key stakeholders.
  • Facilitate learning and mentorship between patients with the same medical conditions, as well as caregivers.

We welcome students, trainees, clinicians, administrators, patient advocates and community organizations who want to engage in this work with us. 

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Research and Improvement Projects

Our Team

Hanan Jaber Aboumatar, MD, MPH

Director, Center for Patient-Centered Innovations Associate Professor of Medicine

Hanan Jaber Aboumatar, M.D., M.P.H.

Samuel Kim, BA

Research Program Coordinator

Samuel Kim

Erin Kirley, BS

Senior Research Coordinator

Erin Kirley

Mohammad Naqibuddin, MD

Research Program Manager

Mohammad Naqibuddin

Patient and Family-Centered Care and Research Partnerships during COVID-19

This webinar covered the findings of the Recovering Patients Informing Research About COVID-19 (REPAIR COVID-19) project. The project engaged a diverse group of adults who have had COVID-19 and their caregivers in a series of conversations to learn about their experiences, questions and concerns; their recommendations regarding how to improve care for patients with COVID-19; and what they think are important topics for COVID-19 research studies.

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