Lynne D Richardson

Lynne D Richardson, MD

  • PROFESSOR | Emergency Medicine
  • PROFESSOR | Population Health Science and Policy


Emergency Medicine


Dr. Lynne D. Richardson is Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Population Health Science and Policy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, System Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine for the Mount Sinai Health System, and founding Co-Director of the Institute for Health Equity Research.  Dr. Richardson is a practicing emergency physician and a nationally recognized expert in health services research, focusing on access to care and healthcare disparities.  Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.  She is skilled in the use of clinical and administrative data to investigate issues of access, quality and equity; in developing and assessing the effectiveness of strategies to eliminate healthcare disparities; and in designing innovative models of care.  She is an expert on community engagement and a national thought leader in the ethics of conducting emergency research; her "Community VOICES" studies have defined best practices for community consultation for research conducted with an exception from informed consent.  In 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 particularly committed to collaborations that involve multidisciplinary team science.  She currently leads the New York City Sickle Cell Implementation Science Consortium and is New York City Site PI for the Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Clinical Trials Research Network, which is currently conducting several COVID-related trials.  Dr. Richardson also has a strong track record of mentoring young investigators to productive academic careers: she was Director of an NHLBI-funded K12 Research Career Development Programs in Emergency Medicine and of the nation’s first T32 Research Fellowship Program in Emergency Care Research. 
Dr. Richardson, who has made highly influential contributions to eliminating healthcare disparities in both the research and policy arenas, is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves on the Board on Health Sciences Policy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  She is the incoming Chair of the Health Services: Quality and Effectiveness Study Section and a member of the New York City Board of Health.  She previously served on the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) of the Centers for Disease Control and chaired their Health Disparities Subcommittee.  Dr. Richardson is a Past Chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians Public Health Committee and a current member of the Board of Trustees of the Emergency Medicine Foundation.

A native of Harlem, New York, Dr. Richardson holds Bachelor’s degrees in Life Sciences and Managementfrom the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MD degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  She completed the Emergency Medicine Residency at Jacobi Hospital/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and later completed an AHRQ-funded fellowship in health services research. Dr. Richardson has been board certified in Emergency Medicine since 1985 and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Regional / National Committees / Advisory Boards:
Board on Health Sciences Policy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

National Academy of Medicine

Health Services: Quality and Effectiveness Study Section

American Board of Emergency Medicine Oral Board Examiner

American College of Emergency Physicians Research Committee

Emergency Medicine Foundation Board of Trustees


American Board of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Focus


MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency, Internal Medicine, Harlem Hospital Center

Residency, Emergency Medicine, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center

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