Dr. Lynne Richardson is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Professor of Health Evidence and Policy, as well as the 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. Dr. Richardson holds Bachelor's degrees in Life Sciences and Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She earned her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her Emergency Medicine Residency at Jacobi Hospital/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She also completed a research fellowship with the AAMC Health Services Research Institute. Dr. Richardson has been board certified in Emergency Medicine since 1985. She is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Richardson has dedicated her career to ending health disparities and improving emergency care. Dr. Richardson began her commitment to better, fairer health care in the 1980s, doing landmark work in EMS policy at the regional and state levels. She has been a leader and advocate in clinical care, education, and research to municipal, state, and federal policy. She has served as Chair of ACEP’s Public Health and Injury Prevention Committee, ACEP’s liaison to the Commission to End Health Care Disparities, and on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to practicing emergency medicine, Dr. Richardson is nationally recognized for her NIH-funded research in areas addressing access and barriers to care, improving effective utilization of health care resources, and healthcare disparities. In October 2016, Dr. Richardson was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, which is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.