Elizabeth A. McGlynn, PhD, Chair

Dr. McGlynn is the Director of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Effectiveness & Safety Research (CESR). She is responsible for the strategic direction and scientific oversight of CESR, which is designed to improve the health and well-being of Kaiser’s ten million members and the public by conducting comparative effectiveness and safety research and implementing findings in policy and practice.

Dr. McGlynn is an internationally known expert on methods for evaluating the appropriateness and quality of health care delivery. She received AcademyHealth’s Distinguished Investigator Award in 2012. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 2011, Dr. McGlynn was the associate director of RAND Health and held the RAND Distinguished Chair in Health Care Quality.

A member of the ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees, Dr. McGlynn serves as the Board’s Chair. She also serves on the Institute of Medicine Board on Health Care Services. Dr. McGlynn chairs the Scientific Advisory Group for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and also co-chairs the Coordinating Committee for the National Quality Forum’s Measure Applications Partnership. She serves on the editorial boards for Health Services Research and The Milbank Quarterly and is a regular reviewer for many leading journals. Dr. McGlynn is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. McGlynn received her bachelor’s degree in international political economy from The Colorado College, her master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and her doctorate in public policy analysis from the Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School.

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