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Become a research advisor

What does a research advisor do?

You can play an important role as a research advisor — providing input, feedback and suggestions for efforts to improve care. As an advisor, you give us valuable insight into what matters to you as a patient.

Geisinger also recruits research partners that contribute to oversight committees. These committees review proposed studies and guide researchers on how to conduct research responsibly.

Why is it important?

Patients, family members and friends have special insights into what is working — and not working — in healthcare. They give input, feedback and suggestions on hospital services, programs and policies, as well as on research aims and protocols. With some types of research, like MyCode®, patients serve on advisory groups that are responsible for overseeing the ethical aspects of the study. These patients make sure Geisinger’s healthcare learning, discovery and research practices address patient and community needs and interests.

What kind of research advisory and oversight committees does Geisinger have?

  • Patient experience survey respondents
  • Research project advisory councils
  • MyCode Ethics Advisory Council
  • Oversight committees for specific research projects


Patient Experience

Do you have specific suggestions or a general interest in helping us improve patient experience?

Patient & Family Advisory Council

Want to join or contribute information to our Patient and Family Advisory Councils?

Family Advisory Board

Would you like more information about joining or contributing ideas to the Family Advisory Board?

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