Lisa Stewart, MA, is an Engagement Officer at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She acts as a liaison between the Engagement and Science programs, helping to manage the organization’s research portfolio and supporting the engagement of patient and other stakeholders throughout the course of research studies.
Prior to joining PCORI, she led patient and stakeholder teams as a co-investigator on patient-centered research projects. She began working in health systems as a patient/family navigator in pediatric care, providing peer support to families of children with complex medical conditions and serving as a consumer representative on system-level quality improvement initiatives. She co-led Children’s National Health System’s patient and family advisory council and the community advisory board for its NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award. She was formerly a member of the DC-Baltimore Research Center for Child Health Disparities and a qualitative researcher for the District of Columbia’s Community Health Needs Assessment. Before becoming active in health care, she worked for many years in the performing arts field as a grant-maker and programmer.
Ms. Stewart attended the University of Virginia, where she completed her graduate degree in socio-cultural anthropology with a focus on social determinants and cultural interpretations of health and treatment, and Florida A&M University.