Lisa Fitzpatrick, M.D., M.P.H., is a CDC-trained medical epidemiologist and board-certified infectious diseases physician with both domestic and global experience in public health. She was recently named as a member of the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences Roundtable on Health Literacy.
Although Dr. Fitzpatrick’s career has traversed clinical medicine, research and public health program implementation, she is most passionate about improving the nation’s health literacy and demystifying health information. Her goal is to inspire greater and more effective disease prevention and health promotion action in communities by making practical and useable health information more accessible to ordinary citizens.
Dr. Fitzpatrick’s skills and experiences are diverse. She is a medical doctor who began her public health career in 1998 as a medical epidemiologist at the nation’s premier public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a member of the CDC’s elite Epidemic Intelligence Service. She has served a foreign diplomat in the Caribbean while representing the US government CDC Global AIDS Program under PEPFAR .