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Dr. Lynne Richardson


Dr. Lynne Richardson


Professor of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Health Evidence and Policy
Vice Chair for Academic, Research and Community Programs of the Department of Emergency Medicine
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City

Dr. Lynne D. Richardson is Professor of Emergency Medicine, Professor of Health Evidence and Policy, and Vice Chair for Academic, Research and Community Programs of the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. A native New Yorker, she holds Bachelor's degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Life Sciences and Management; and the MD degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her Emergency Medicine Residency at Jacobi Hospital/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed a research fellowship with the AAMC Health Services Research Institute. Dr. Richardson has been board certified in Emergency Medicine since 1985 and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Richardson is a practicing emergency physician and a nationally recognized expert in health services research. Her areas of interest are access and barriers to care, improving effective utilization of health care resources, and healthcare disparities. She was the Principal Investigator for the New York City Site of the PAD Trial, an international, randomized, controlled trial of public access defibrillation. She is Principal Investigator for Community VOICES (Community Views On Informed Consent in Emergency Situations), an NIH-funded study which is seeking to develop effective methods for communicating with communities about emergency research. She is also Co-Project Director of the CEREDI program – an NIH funded initiative to use comparative effectiveness research to eliminate health disparities. Dr. Richardson, who has a strong track record of mentoring young investigators to productive academic careers, was recently awarded a K12 Research Career Development Program in Emergency Medicine, one of the first in the country. In July of 2012, she received a Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to implement a new model of emergency care for older adults. Dr. Richardson is a Past Chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians Public Health Committee and she is a member of the New York City Board of Health, the first emergency physician ever to serve in that Board's one hundred and forty-five year history. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) of the Centers for Disease Control and was recently appointed as Chair of the ACD Health Disparities Subcommittee.

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