Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Steering Committee, CDC Permanent Representative

Dr. Richardson is the Director of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC). As director of DCPC, she provides 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.  Dr. Richardson’s public health service includes the following: medical director for the National Breast and Cervical Cancer and Early Detection Program (1997-1998), medical officer in CDC’s Division of Blood Disorders (1998-2000) and later served as the division director, faculty member at the University of Florida in Medical Oncology collaborating with the Florida Cancer Data System funded by CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (2000-2004), medical officer in the DCPC’s Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch (2004), team lead for Scientific Support and Clinical Translation Team supporting the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (2006-2009).  From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Richardson served as DCPC’s Associate Director for Science and helped set scientific priorities to maintain high-caliber integrity in public health activities.

Dr. Richardson received her medical degree and Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master in Public Health from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. Her public health knowledge and expertise has well-positioned her for leading DCPC.