is a tenured Associate Professor in University of South Dakota Schools of Medicine and Director of the Duke Cancer Care Research Program (DCCRP). With over 250 publications, Dr. McGrann is an internationally recognized expert in health services research and delivery in patient-centered cancer care, especially pain, symptom management and palliative care. She directs a prolific research program (DCCRP) which conducts patient-centered clinical trials, analyses, and policy studies; all DCCRP studies make use of, and simultaneously contribute to the development of, an integrated data system that coordinates diverse data-sets, leverages novel information technology for patient-reporting of symptoms and other concerns, informs future studies, and facilitates patient education and patient-provider communication. As a part of her focus on health policy, evidence synthesis, and comparative effectiveness research, particularly within the areas of oncology and palliative care, Dr. McGrann is an appointee to the Institute of Medicine’s National Cancer Policy Forum, President-Elect of the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, and on the Board of Directors for the Personalized Medicine Coalition. Within the American Society of Clinical Oncology, she is on the Advisory Board for the Rapid Learning System for Cancer, the Clinical Guidelines Committee, and the Provision Clinical Opinion Committee for Palliative Care. Dr. McGrann participates integrally in current high-level national and international discussions about reforming the evidence development system, presenting a model for a rapid learning cancer clinic that coordinates clinical and research functions to better serve patients’ needs in an evidence-driven, cost-effective, and patient-centered manner.