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
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine
Harlem Hospital Center
Residency, Emergency Medicine
Bronx Municipal Hospital Center
American Board of Emergency Medicine
Public Health [PH]
Icahn School of Medicine Alumni Jacobi Medallion
New York Times Sunday Magazine
Marcus L. Martin MD Leadership Award
Academic Emergency Medicine Diversity Interest Group
New York Top Black Doctors
The Network Journal
The Dr. Sidney Grossman Distinguished Humanitarian Award
The Mount Sinai Alumni
Raising our Voices Women Leaders in Medicine Award
American Medical Student Association
Colin C. Rorrie, Jr. Award for Excellence in Health Policy
American College Emergency Physicians
Hero of Emergency Medicine
American College of Emergency Physicians
Dr. Beny Primm Lifetime Achievement Award
Mentoring in Medicine, Inc.
Top Minority Women in Science and Engineering
National Technical Association
Teacher of the Year Award
American Association of Women Emergency Physicians
M.I.T. Distinguished Black Alumnae Award
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hall of Fame
New York Magazine Best Doctors in New York
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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