Today, PCORI announced that Deputy Executive Director Anne Beal, MD, MPH, will be leaving on March 9 for a new position as Senior Vice President and Chief Patient Officer with Sanofi S.A., where she will work with various divisions of the firm to create a holistic understanding of the patient’s daily experience and translate patient concerns into novel healthcare delivery solutions. Dr. Beal was PCORI’s first Chief Officer for Engagement and also its first Chief Operating Officer.
PIPC congratulates Dr. Beal on her new position, and is grateful for her leadership on patient and stakeholder engagement at PCORI. PIPC Chairman Tony Coelho stated, “Dr. Beal has been part of a significant evolution in the conduct of comparative effectiveness research that is focused on the needs of patients. I am pleased that Sanofi recognized the value of Dr. Beal’s work at PCORI and will provide her a platform to use that experience to advance patient-centered health care.”