CTSI Program Manager Appointed to National Research Institute’s Advisory Panel
Brendaly Rodriguez, manager for the Miami CTSI Community Engagement & Cultural Diversity Program and Co-President of the Florida Community Health Worker Coalition has been appointed by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as a member of its Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement.
Rodriguez will join other members of the panel in applying her experience and expertise to helping PCORI ensure the highest patient engagement standards and patient-centered culture is in all aspects of their work.
PCORI is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions.
In 2015, Rodriguez, who is also co-president of the Florida Community Health Worker Coalition; CTSI Community Engagement & Cultural Diversity Program Director, Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D.; and Marisel Losa, President & CEO of the Health Council of South Florida, developed and piloted a structured research training program in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) for community health workers. As a result, hundreds have been trained and certified in Florida and other states around the country.
The work was made possible through a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award.
Honored by Latino Center on Aging
In October, the Florida Latino Center on Aging held its 28th Annual Golden Age Awards and honored Brendaly Rodriguez and Marisel Losa, President and CEO of the Miami CTSI’s community partner, Health Council of South Florida.
The Golden Age Awards are given to individuals who have made significant contributions to the Latino/Hispanic communities throughout the world. Awards are given for effective leadership, lifetime contributions, public policy initiatives, corporate contributions and community involvement.
From right: Brendaly Rodriguez, CTSI Program Manager, and Marisel Losa, President and CEO of Health Council of South Florida. (Photo by Braggio Correale)