Welcome to the KERCast

The Knowledge and Evaluation Research team invites you to listen as we have conversations with experts who work to make patient care fit.

Reducing the burden of research to participants KERCasts

In this KER Cast installment, Dr. Victor Montori is joined by Dr. Isabelle Boutron, professor of epidemiology at the Université de Paris and head of the INSERM-METHODS team within the Centre of Research in Epidemiology and Statistics (CRESS). Dr. Boutron discusses her clinical and research background, including her experience as a post-doctoral scholar at Oxford; her interest in reducing waste in research design, conduct, and reporting; and the absolute necessity of clinical research that interrogates the world from the perspective of the patient.
  1. Reducing the burden of research to participants
  2. Using RE-AIM to conduct implementation research
  3. The Nation sets its eyes on patients living with many ongoing conditions
  4. Purposeful shared decision making – the right tool for the right job
  5. Patients and their commitment to care

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Episode 1
Mindfulness and Coaching for Chronic Disease with Roberto Benzo

Roberto P. Benzo, M.D., focuses on the study of how self-awareness, mindfulness and self-management and how they impact chronic diseases and high performance. He founded the Mindful Breathing Lab at Mayo Clinic and holds 5 NIH grants as PI in chronic disease management.

Broadcasted live October 4th, 2020


Episode 2
The Role of Peer Experts in Making Care Fit with Carolyn Canfield

Carolyn Canfield works globally as a citizen-patient to expand opportunities for patients, caregivers and communities to partner with healthcare professionals in research, teaching, improvement and governance.

Broadcasting live October 14th, 2020


Episode 3
Making Care Fit Through SDM at the Point of Care with Marleen Kunneman

Dr. Marleen Kunneman is a Research Associate at LUMC and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. She is trained as a Clinical Linguist and obtained her PhD in Medicine in 2016. She has almost a decade of research experience in shared decision making (SDM), and received a personal NWO Veni-grant to research (how to improve) fit of care.

Broadcasted live October 20th, 2020

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Episode 4
Patients and their commitment to care with Eelco de Koning

Eelco de Koning is professor of diabetology at the Leiden University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, in 1991. He heads the Leiden Diabetes Center. His two main focus areas are transplantation in diabetes and stimulation of patient self management and participation in diabetes care.

Broadcasted live October 26th, 2020

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Episode 5
Purposeful shared decision making
The right tool for the right job with Ian Hargraves

Ian Hargraves PhD is originally from New Zealand Ian holds a Masters and Ph.D. in design from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. His research focuses on the understanding the ways in which shared decision making varies and can be supported across the range of patient problems and situations.

Broadcasted live November 5th, 2020

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Episode 6
The nation sets its eyes on patients living with many ongoing conditions

Arlene S. Bierman, M.D., M.S., is director of AHRQ’s Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement which consists of four divisions the Evidence-Based Practice Center Program; the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Program; the Division of Health Information Technology and the Division of Practice Improvement and the National Center for Excellence in Primary Care Research.

Broadcasted live November 19th, 2020

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Episode 7
Using RE-Aims to Conduct
Implementation Research with Russell Glasgow

Russell Glasgow is a Research Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado and Director of the Dissemination and Implementation Science (D&I) Program at the Adult and Child Consortium for Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS).

Broadcasted live November 23rd, 2020

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Episode 8
Reducing the burden of research
for participants with Isabelle Boutron

Isabelle Boutron is professor of epidemiology at the Université de Paris, head of the Methods Team (INSERM- Epidemiology and Statistics Research Centre-CRESS). She is director of Cochrane France and co-convenor of the Bias Methods group of Cochrane and member of the SPIRIT-CONSORT executive committee.

Broadcasting live December 2nd, 2020


Episode 9
Artificial intelligence for authentic care with Peter Noseworthy

Peter Noseworthy, MD is a Professor of Medicine, a Cardiac Electrophysiologist, and the director of a newly-developed an externally-facing cardiovascular services line at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Noseworthy maintains a federally funded research program centered on improving the care of patients with cardiac arrhythmia’s. He also serves as the director of the Mayo Clinic Heart Rhythm and Physiologic Monitoring Laboratory where he leads a multidisciplinary team working to develop novel ECG software-based analysis tools

Broadcasting live December 14th, 2020