Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Jean R. Slutsky, P.A., M.S.P.H.
Jean R. Slutsky, P.A., M.S.P.H., has directed the Center for Outcomes and Evidence (COE), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services since June 2003. Prior to Ms. Slutsky's appointment as director of COE, she served as acting director of the Center for Practice and Technology Assessment at AHRQ. Ms. Slutsky oversees the Evidence-based Practice Center program; Technology Assessment Program; extramural and intramural research portfolios concerning translating research into practice, outcomes and effectiveness research, including pharmaceutical outcomes, and cost-effectiveness analyses; and the National Guideline, Quality Measures, and QualityTools Clearinghouses.
Prior to becoming acting director of the Center for Practice and Technology Assessment, Ms. Slutsky directed the development of the National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) Project. The NGC is an Internet-based repository (www.guideline.gov) for comparative information on evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. In addition, Ms. Slutsky served as project director of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an internationally recognized panel of experts who make evidence-based recommendations on clinical preventive services. Ms. Slutsky is a member of the Executive Board of the Guidelines International Network.
Ms. Slutsky received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Iowa, a Masters of Science in Public Health (Health Policy and Administration) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and trained as a Physician Assistant at the University of Southern California.
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