Patient-Driven Values in Healthcare Evaluation (PAVE) welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with organizations and programs dedicated to incorporating the patient's voice in health care evaluations.

Explore the collaborative opportunities below to learn more about how you can get involved with PAVE.

PAVE Collaborations and Opportunities
Brainstorming and Collaborating with PAVE Team Members

Photos from some of the brainstorming sessions and collaborative meetings in which members of the PAVE team have recently participated.

Project Title Project Description How You Can Help
Patient-Driven Value Element Development PAVE's mission is to engage patient communities from a diverse network of partners in order to promote value-based decision-making that is driven by patient values in health care. As our first step, we are engaging individuals across patient communities to provide an expert opinion on the elements of value on which PAVE should focus. We worked closely with three patient stakeholder members on our advisory board to develop a list of "value elements." We seek feedback from individuals across diverse patient communities to help shape the direction of the program's work. If you would be willing to provide your input, please contact Susan dosReis, PhD, professor and director of PAVE, at

Your contribution will help shape the direction of PAVE's future education, research, and dissemination.
Patient-Driven Partnerships in the Hispanic Community An important focus of PAVE's work is engaging patient communities that are under-represented in health care evaluation and decision-making. Our team has partnered with several community groups that serve the needs of the Hispanic and Latino community. Through these partnerships, we are working to develop elements of value that are important in health care decision-making within these communities. This work will engage multiple stakeholders locally, and eventually, across the country. To learn more about our research in the Hispanic and Latino community, please contact Wendy Camelo Castillo, MD, MSc, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research, at

Explore more ways to engage with the PAVE.

Activity Description
Student Research Opportunity

The PAVE program is focused on quantifying value from the patient perspective and translating this to value assessment.

Student Researchers will:

  • Join a team of faculty, staff, and trainees.
  • Gain mentored research experience in stated preferences, HEOR and PCOR with potential for research dissemination through publications or conference presentations.


  • Rising P2 or P3 students
  • HIPAA and CITI training completion before start date

To apply, email your CV and letter of interest to: