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Dr. Joe Selby was named the first ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Pa­tient-Cen­tered Out­comes Re­search In­sti­tute, an in­de­pen­dent, not-for-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion cre­ated by the Pa­tient Pro­tec­tion and Affordable Care Act to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on the ef­fec­tive­ness, ben­e­fits and harms of dif­fer­ent treat­ment op­tions. Selby, 64, is sched­uled to start July 1. He is a fam­ily physi­cian, a clin­i­cal epi­demi­ol­o­gist and health ser­vices re­searcher. For the past 13 years, Selby has been the di­rec­tor of the re­search divi­sion at Kaiser Per­ma­nente, North­ern Cal­i­for­nia. His per­sonal re­search has fo­cused on di­a­betes out­comes and qual­ity im­prove­ment. He also is a lec­turer in the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Fran­cisco School of Medicine’s Epi­demi­ol­ogy and Bio­statis­tics Depart­ment and is a health re­search and pol­icy con­sult­ing pro­fes­sor at Stan­ford Univer­sity School of Medicine in Palo Alto, Calif. Selby will im­ple­ment pro­grams cho­sen by the PCORI board of gov­er­nors and cre­ate an or­ga­ni­za­tional struc­ture to carry out the PCORI re­search agenda, sup­ported by a $150 mil­lion trust fund ap­pro­pri­ated by the re­form law for fis­cal 2012.

Joe Selby

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