Thomas Concannon is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, assistant professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine (2006-present), and director of Stakeholder and Community Engagement at Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (2015-present). For more than 25 years, Concannon has collaborated with patients, clinicians and other stakeholders in health care and research. Concannon pursues two major research interests: (1) delivery, access, and use of specialty care, including in burns, cardiovascular, and orthopedic health services, (2) involvement of patients, clinicians, and other stakeholders in clinical and translational science. He is committed to improving the usefulness of research in policy decisions. He leads several large evaluations of CMS, CMMI, and CDC programs and service delivery models. He has published frameworks aimed at improving the translation of clinical and health systems research through use of pragmatic, rapid-cycle, and stakeholder-engagement approaches.
Concannon earned his Ph.D. in health policy at Harvard University and his M.A. in political science at McGill University.
Concannon TW, Guise JM, Dolor RJ, Meissner P, Krishnan JA, Pace WD, Saltz J, Hersh W, Michener L Carey TS, "A national strategy to develop pragmatic clinical trials infrastructure," Clinical and Translational Science, 7(2), 2014
Concannon TW, Saunders T, Fuster M, Patel K, Wong JB, Leslie LK, Lau J, "A systematic review of stakeholder engagement in comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research," Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29(12), 2014
Concannon TW, Nelson J, Kent DM, Griffith JL, "Evidence of systematic duplication by new percutaneous coronary intervention programs," Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 6(4), 2013
Concannon TW, Meissner P, Grunbaum JA, McElwee N, Guise JM, Santa J, Conway PH, Daudelin D, Morrato EH, Leslie LK, "A new taxonomy for stakeholder engagement in patient centered outcomes research," Journal of General Internal Medicine, 27(8), 2012
Concannon TW, Nelson J, Goetz J, Griffith JL, "A percutaneous coronary intervention lab in every hospital?" Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 5(1), 2012