The development of this training was a collaborative effort between the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI); a Training Advisory Group composed of a variety of stakeholders (including patients, leaders in PCOR, medical students, and medical educators) from across the country; a patient-centered care consultant; and participants of patient and student input workshops.

This project is made possible by a Eugene Washington Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).



New Orleans, LA

The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) is a statewide, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1997 that serves as a partner and convener to improve population-level health outcomes. It is part of a growing movement of public health institutes across the country. LPHI’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life of all Louisianans regardless of where they live, work, learn, or play. For more information, visit the LPHI website.

LPHI’s Project Team

Rebekah Angove

Rebekah S.M. Angove, PhD, was the Principal Investigator and oversaw all aspects of curriculum development and training implementation. She is the Associate Director of Health Services Research at LPHI.

Joseph L. Boselovic, MSEd, was the Curriculum Manager and led the development of the structure and content of the training. He is an educational consultant and researcher focused on academic-community partnerships, school choice, and community and family engagement in K-12 schooling.

Heather Farb, MPH, was the Project Coordinator and facilitated stakeholder engagement, curriculum development, and training implementation. She is an Evaluation Manager at LPHI.


Alexandra Hamb, a medical student at the Tulane University School of Medicine, served as a student consultant, advising the LPHI Project Team on engaging students and training facilitation.

Kait B. Roe, PCMH-CCE, served as a patient consultant, advising the LPHI Project Team on patient-centered care.

Ava Zebrick served as a patient consultant, advising the LPHI Project Team on patient engagement in research and training facilitation.

Bill Adams, PCORI Ambassador

David Andrews, PCORI Ambassador

Kori Jones, PCORI Ambassador

Laura Kolaczkowski, PCORI Ambassador

James Pantelas, PCORI Ambassador

Israel Robledo, PCORI Ambassador

Monika Kumar, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Internal Medicine Residency

Trisha Paul, BS, University of Michigan Medical School

Stephanie Warfield, MS, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kathleen Abrahamson, RN, PhD, Purdue University School of Medicine & PCORI Ambassador

Cristie Columbus, MD, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Lawrence Goldberg, MD, PCORI Ambassador

Linda Meurer, MD, MPH, Medical College of Wisconsin

Rebecca Olsen, PhD, MCEHS, University of Tampa & PCORI Ambassador

Maria Pellerano, MA, MBA, MPH, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School & PCORI Ambassador

Leonard Weather Jr., MD, PCORI Ambassador

Hania Wehbe-Janek, PhD, College of Medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center

Ashley Wennerstrom, PhD, MPH, Tulane School of Medicine

Kira Zwygart, MD, University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine


Washington, D.C.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institutes (PCORI), an independent nonprofit, nongovernmental organization was authorized by Congress in 2010. PCORI helps people make informed healthcare decisions, and improves health care delivery and outcomes, by producing and promoting high-integrity, evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers, and the broader healthcare community. For more information, visit the PCORI website.