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Gene L. Dodaro, comptroller general of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), announced the appointment of seven new members to the governing board of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Dodaro also reappointed one member.

Among those appointed is Eboni Price-Haywood, MD, MPH, FACP, the director of the Center for Outcomes & Health Service Research at Ochsner Health. In this role, she leads a system-wide research center whose goal is to accelerate discovery of new knowledge concerning clinical and cost-effectiveness of health care delivery innovations; translate research into practice; and disseminate research findings to improve clinical, administrative, and policy decision making. Price-Haywood has spent her career as a primary care physician, focusing on disease prevention, health promotion, and care delivery improvements, with a particular focus on addressing health disparities and advancing health equity. In addition to her clinical and research endeavors, she is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Queensland’s Ochsner Clinical School, an associate professor of epidemiology (Adjunct), and a Clinical associate professor of medicine (Adjunct) at the Tulane University School of Medicine. She has also held key leadership roles within the Society of General Internal Medicine as an elected council member, as co-chair of the Health Equity Commission, and as an editorial board member of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Price-Haywood earned an MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.