Speaker Details

Joe Selby
Executive Director, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

 Joe V. Selby, MD, MPH, is the first Executive Director of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). A family physician, clinical epidemiologist and health services researcher, he has more than 35 years of experience in patient care, research and administration. He will identify strategic issues and opportunities for PCORI and implement and administer programs authorized by the PCORI Board of Governors.

Building on the work of the Board and interim staff, Dr Selby will lead the organizational development of PCORI, which was established by Congress through the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In addition to creating an organizational structure to carry out a national research agenda, Dr Selby will lead PCORI's external communications, including work to establish effective two-way communication channels with the public and stakeholders about PCORI's work.

Dr Selby joined PCORI from Kaiser Permanente, Northern California, where he was Director of the Division of Research for 13 years and oversaw a department of more than 50 investigators and 500 research staff working on more than 250 ongoing studies. He was with Kaiser Permanente for 27 years. An accomplished researcher, Dr Selby has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and continues to conduct research, primarily in the areas of diabetes outcomes and quality improvement. His publications cover a spectrum of topics, including effectiveness studies of colorectal cancer screening strategies; treatment effectiveness, population management and disparities in diabetes mellitus; primary care delivery and quality measurement.

Dr Selby was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine in 2009 and was a member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality study section for Health Care Quality and Effectiveness from 1999-2003.

A native of Fulton, Missouri, Dr Selby received his medical degree from Northwestern University and his Master's in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a commissioned officer in the Public Health Service from 1976-1983 and received the Commissioned Officer's Award in 1981.

He serves as Lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and as a Consulting Professor, Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine.