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Lisa Simpson

President and CEO, AcademyHealth

Lisa Simpson, M.B., B.Ch., M.P.H., FAAP, is president and CEO of AcademyHealth. A nationally recognized health policy researcher and pediatrician, Dr. Simpson’s research has focused on improving the performance of the health care system and includes studies of the quality and safety of care, the role of health information technology in improving the quality of care, and health care disparities. Before joining AcademyHealth, Dr. Simpson was director of the Child Policy Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and professor of pediatrics in the Division of Health Policy and Clinical Effectiveness, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati. She served as the deputy director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) from 1996 to 2002. Dr. Simpson earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) and a master’s degree in public health at the University of Hawaii. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health services research and health policy at the University of California, San Francisco.