Steering Committee Member – Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH

Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH serves as the Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in the National Center of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is responsible for providing leadership and direction for all scientific, policy, and programmatic issues related to four national programs: the Colorectal Cancer Control Program, the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, and the National Program of Cancer Registries. She oversees a well-developed research agenda that includes the national Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network. Her research focuses on access to cancer care, systems of care, health-related quality of life during cancer treatment, health disparities and racial discrimination, and breast cancer treatment patterns of care.

Dr. Richardson is board certified in hematology/oncology, a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She continues to provide clinical services to patients at the Atlanta VA Medical Center as her schedule permits.

Dr. Richardson graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1989 and completed internship, residency, and fellowship training at the University of Florida. In addition, she received her master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of Michigan in 1997.

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