Senior Faculty Profile: Lynne D. Richardson, MD, FACEP

Dr. Lynne D. Richardson is Professor of Emergency Medicine, Professor of Health Evidence & Policy, and Vice Chair for Academic, Research and Community Programs of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York City. 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, emergency department crowding and healthcare disparities.

Dr. Richardson has presented at many scientific meetings, and has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles on asthma, bioethics, emergency department crowding, the healthcare safety net, public access defibrillation, healthcare disparities and cultural competence.

She is currently Principal Investigator for "Community VOICES", an NIH-funded study which is seeking to develop effective methods for communicating with communities about emergency research. She is also 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 successful academic careers, was recently awarded a K12 Research Career Development Program in Emergency Medicine, one of the first in the country.

Dr. Richardson 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 Chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Public Health Committee and was, for several years, the national ACEP liaison to the Healthy People 2010 Consortium. She was recently appointed to the Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).