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Lynne D Richardson, MD
Emergency Medicine
    • Positions
    • PROFESSOR | Emergency Medicine
    • PROFESSOR | Population Health Science and Policy
    • Specialty
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliation
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital

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



American Board of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Focus

Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Public Health [PH]


MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency, Internal Medicine
Harlem Hospital Center

Residency, Emergency Medicine
Bronx Municipal Hospital Center