Kelly Dunham

Senior Manager for Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Chief Science Officer, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Kelly Dunham

Kelly Dunham, MPP, serves as Senior Manager for Strategic Initiatives in the Office of the Chief Science Officer at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). In this role, she manages the operational aspects of the Science portfolio to meet PCORI’s strategic goals, including work in research strategy, portfolio development, and portfolio syntheses.  Ms. Dunham leads PCORI’s efforts to assess and align its funding practices with international recommendations to ensure the value of research.  She serves as a co-convener of the Ensuring Value in Research (EViR) Funders’ Forum, a collaborative effort with other funders internationally to improve efficiency and share best practices in health-related research funding.

Previously Ms. Dunham served as Senior Manager, Research Synthesis, where she worked with leadership across PCORI to identify strategic topic areas and oversaw the development of focused funding opportunities.  She also served as a Program Officer in the CER Methods and Infrastructure Program.
Prior to joining PCORI, Ms. Dunham worked at the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit at the University of Michigan and the Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care Outcomes Research (CHP/PCOR) at Stanford University.

Ms. Dunham received her MPP from the University of Michigan and her BA from Indiana University.