Patient-Centered Research

Patient-centered research takes a different approach to health care research. Recognizing the need to increase patients’ engagement in their own care, patient-centered research aims to optimize health outcomes by engaging patients, family members, and caregivers in the research process. By including patients and their families as well as health care providers, we can more effectively respond to patient preferences, needs, and values.

The goal of the Patient-Centered Research group at Arbor Research is to engage patients in research that guides health care practice to improve the quality of care and health outcomes. We recognize the immense value of patient input and have experience involving patients in research that promotes health literacy and shared decision making. We collaborate with academic institutions and patient advocacy organizations to ensure that patients are represented in research projects that have a direct impact on their lives.

Our core strengths include:

  • Patient-partnered research
  • Qualitative methods
  • Program evaluation 
  • Survey development and implementation 
  • Data management 
  • Website development 
  • Electronic patient-reported data collection 
  • Statistical analysis, including qualitative/quantitative mixed methods


Members of the EPOCH-RRT Advisory Panel: Nicole Bryant, Francesca Tentori, and Margie McCall