Lynne D Richardson, MD
- PROFESSOR | Emergency Medicine
- PROFESSOR | Population Health Science and Policy
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
- Cardiac Arrest
- Seasonal Influenza
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine, Harlem Hospital Center
Residency, Emergency Medicine, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center
Icahn School of Medicine Alumni Jacobi Medallion
The Dr. Sidney Grossman Distinguished Humanitarian Award
Raising our Voices Women Leaders in Medicine Award
Marcus L. Martin MD Leadership Award
Dr. Beny Primm Lifetime Achievement Award
Hero of Emergency Medicine
Hall of Fame
Top Minority Women in Science and Engineering
Teacher of the Year Award
M.I.T. Distinguished Black Alumnae Award
Colin C. Rorrie, Jr. Award for Excellence in Health Policy
New York Top Black Doctors
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.