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Lynne Richardson

  • PROFESSOR Emergency Medicine
  • PROFESSOR Population Health Science and Policy
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  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

Training Areas


  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Harlem Hospital Center

  • Residency, Emergency Medicine
    Bronx Municipal Hospital Center


    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.

    Regional / National Committees / Advisory Boards:


    NYC Board of Health

    Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD), Centers for Disease Control


    Chair, ACD Health Disparities Subcommittee, Centers for Disease Control


    AMA / NMA Commission to End Health Care Disparities, ACEP Representative


    American Board of Emergency Medicine  Oral Examiner


    American College of Emergency Physicians Research Committee


    Emergency Medicine Foundation Health Policy Fellowship Senior Advisor


    NIH/National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute Institutional Training Mechanism        


    (NITM) Review Group


    Steering Committee, NIH/NHLBI  Clinical Trials Research Network for the Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL Network)


    Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine Advisory Board



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    Super Doctor
    New York Times Sunday Magazine

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    Marcus L. Martin MD Leadership Award
    Academic Emergency Medicine Diversity Interest Group

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    Raising our Voices Women Leaders in Medicine Award
    American Medical Student Association

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    New York Top Black Doctors
    The Network Journal

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    Hall of Fame
    New York Magazine Best Doctors in New York

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    The Dr. Sidney Grossman Distinguished Humanitarian Award
    The Mount Sinai Alumni

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    M.I.T. Distinguished Black Alumnae Award
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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    Colin C. Rorrie, Jr. Award for Excellence in Health Policy
    American College Emergency Physicians

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    Hero of Emergency Medicine
    American College of Emergency Physicians

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    Dr. Beny Primm Lifetime Achievement Award
    Mentoring in Medicine, Inc.

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    Top Minority Women in Science and Engineering
    National Technical Association

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    Teacher of the Year Award
    American Association of Women Emergency Physicians

  • 2014 -
    Icahn School of Medicine Alumni Jacobi Medallion


Lynne D. Richardson is the Vice Chair for Academic, Research and Community Programs of the Department of Emergency Medicine.  She is a nationally recognized expert in health services research; her areas of interest are access to care and improving effective utilization of health care resources.  She was the Principal Investigator of the Emergency Medicine Patients' Access to Healthcare (EMPATH) Study and the New York City Site Principal Investigator for the PAD Trial, an NHLBI-funded, randomized trial of public access defibrillation.  She was the PI of '"Community VOICES" (Views On Informed Consent In Emergency Situations), an NHLBI-funded project to study community perspectives on the ethics of research without consent in emergency conditions; and is currently the PI on a continuing competition of this study - Community VOICES 2.  She has served onthe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Research Training study section, and review panels for the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute.  She was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee to Review the National Institutes of Health Strategic Plan to Reduce and Ultimately Eliminate Health Disparities. Dr. Richardson chairs the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Public Health Committee and serves on their Scientific Review Committee; she is also the national ACEP liaison to the Commission to End Healthcare Disparities.  Her other memberships include the joint Society for Academic Emergency Medicine / Council of Residency Directors Diversity Curriculum Task Force, the New York City Board of Health and the NYC Advisory Committee on Weapons of Mass Destruction.  She has presented at many scientific meetings, and has authored articles on asthma, bioethics, emergency department crowding, the healthcare safety net, public access defibrillation, and cultural competence.  She lectures frequently to both professional and lay audiences.


Dr. Richardson was recently honored by ACEP as a "Hero of Emergency Medicine" and received the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mount Sinai Institute of Medical Education.  She has been recognized for "teaching a generation of doctors that morality and medicine must go hand in hand" in New York Magazine's Hall of Fame in their "Best Doctors in New York" issue and was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine's "America's Top Black Physicians" as a "Major Contributor to the Medical Field."  She has received numerous awards for distinguished service, for leadership and for outstanding teaching from various academic institutions, professional organizations and community groups.  Throughout her career, Dr. Richardson has been a vocal advocate for improved health and healthcare for the underserved.

Dr. Richardson is one of the Principal Investigators for Projects ENGAGE and ENGAGE II (Engaging Neighborhoods in General and Personalized Genomics Education).  Project ENGAGE was funded by the Institute of Personalized Medicine (IPM) in 2009 to explore community attitudes about genomics and personalized medicine, and to identify informational needs and preferences of community members.  Dr. Richardson is leading the community engagement aim of Project ENGAGE and is currently completing Spanish language focus groups and interviews to inform the development of informational modules in English and Spanish.


T. Public Access Defibrillation and Survival from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. New England Journal of Medicine 2004; 351: 637-646.

Mosesso VN Jr, Brown LH, Greene HL, T. Conducting research using the emergency exception from informed consent: the Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Trial experience. Resuscitation 2004; 61(1): 29-36.

Ragin DF, Holohan JA, Ricci EM, Grant C, Richardson LD. Shocking a community into action: a social marketing approach to cardiac arrests. Journal of Health and Social Policy 2005; 20(2): 49-70.

Richardson LD, Gunnels MD, Groh WJ, Peberdy MA, E. Community implementation of public access defibrillation: experience from the PAD Trial. Academic Emergency Medicine 2005; 12(8): 688-697.

Richardson LD, Wilets I, Ragin DF, Holohan J, Smirnoff M, Rhodes R, Winkel G, Rodriguez M, Ricci E. Research Without Consent: Community Perspectives from The Community VOICES Study Academic Emergency Medicine. Academic Emergency Medicine 2005; 12(11): 1082-1090.

Mann NC, Schmidt TA, Richardson LD. Confronting the Ethical Conduct of Resuscitation Research: A Consensus Opinion. Academic Emergency Medicine 2005; 12(11): 1078-1081.

Lewis RJ, Schmidt TA, Richardson LD. Current Status of Research on the Federal Guidelines for Performing Research Using an Exception form Informed Consent. Academic Emergency Medicine 2005; 12(11): 1022-1026.

Ragin DF, Hwang U, Cydulka RK, Holson D, Haley LL Jr, Richards CF, Becker BM, Richardson LD. The Emergency Medicine Patients' Access To Healthcare (EMPATH) Study Investigators. Reasons for Using the Emergency Department: Results of the EMPATH Study. Academic Emergency Medicine 2005; 12(12): 1158-1166.

Richardson LD, Ragin DR, Rhodes R, Wilets I. The Role of Community Consultation in the Ethical Conduct of Research Without Consent. AJOB 2006; 6(3): 33.

Ragin D, Ricci E, Rhodes R, Holohan J, Smirnoff M, Richardson LD. Defining the "Community" in Community Consultation for Emergency Research: Findings from the Community VOICES Study. Soc Sci Med 2008; 66(6): 1379-1392.

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Dr. Richardson did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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