MU PCOR was created to be a multi-disciplinary Center within the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

Through a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), we were funded to build capacity for and promote patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) at the University of Missouri, collaborate on interventions to change practice, and focus on work with large data sets. Our research and educational activities include:

Core Research Projects

Conducting three major projects:

  • Vascular surgery outcomes
  • Improving Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) discharge
  • Patient-centered approaches to managing chronic pain

More information on these core research projects can be found on the research page of our website.

Small Project Awards

Our Center funded $5,000, $10,000 and $20,000 awards for PCOR-related pilot research. Proposals were funded from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Health Professions and School of Social Work. These projects have reached completion. Visit our research page to read more about the Small Project Award research projects.

Collaborative Research

MU PCOR staff and patient advisors are collaborating in a number of ways on local, regional and national projects. In the latest collaborative project David Mehr is part of a Mizzou team working on the ADAPTABLE aspirin trial (Aspirin Dosing: A Patient-centric Trial Assessing Benefits and Long-term Effectiveness) funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). This is the first study utilizing data from the PCORnet clinical research network.


MU PCOR seminars presented topics on PCOR-related research information. Center staff and faculty also collaborate with the Department of Family and Community Medicine to support the online Master of Science in Academic Medicine degree, lending technical, program and instructional assistance.

Our Patient Advisory Group provides input on current and future studies, educational activities and dissemination of research results from a patient perspective.