OCTRI Research Forum: Amplifying Patient Voices in Clinical Research through HERN

Presenter: Erika Cottrell, PhD, MPP

January 27, 2022
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.


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Seminar Description

This presentation will provide an overview of the Health Experience Research Network (HERN), the US chapter of DIPEx International, and the ways in which it utilizes a unique methodology of rigorous qualitative research to understand and disseminate information about people’s experiences with health and health care in the US context.

Attendees will learn about:

  1. The key principles of the DIPEx methodology, including what makes it different from other qualitative approaches;
  2. Completed and ongoing DIPEx projects (called ‘modules’) in the US and how findings are publicly disseminated via the www.healthexpereincesusa.org website, with examples from a recently completed module on veterans’ experiences with traumatic brain injury;
  3. Potential uses for DIPEx modules, the development of a qualitative data repository that includes transcripts of interviews available for secondary analysis, and future directions for the US network. 

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to attend or participate in this event, please contact Natalie Lovelace (lovelacn@ohsu.edu, 503-494-1655) at least five business days before the event.