Short Term: The short term objective of our current project is to establish an infrastructure including a community advisory board and assess/collect their opinion, suggestions and input about developing a road map as how genetic information may be used to improve CER studies.

Long Term: The long term objective is to identify methods of how genetic knowledge can be incorporated in outcomes research projects with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of medical decision making for patients and providers.


Expected Project Outcomes and Impact: Our proposed engagement project would serve an exemplary role for establishing the collaboration among a wide range of stakeholders including patients, basic science researchers, health care providers, and outcomes researchers around the concept of genetic and CER.