Healthcare Disparities for People with Disability

Lisa Iezzoni

Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc is Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and based at the Health Policy Research Center, Mongan Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Iezzoni has conducted numerous studies for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Institutes of Health, the Medicare agency, and private foundations. Her early career focused on risk adjustment methods for costs and clinical outcomes and assessing quality of care; she wrote and edited Risk Adjustment for Measuring Health Care Outcomes, now in its fourth edition. Since 1998, her research has focused on improving the lived experiences and health care quality of adults with disability. Her book When Walking Fails was published in 2003, and More Than Ramps: A Guide to Improving Health Care Quality and Access for People with Disabilities, co-authored with Bonnie L. O’Day, appeared in 2006. Dr. Iezzoni also spends considerable volunteer time advocating for persons with disability. Representing Boston Center for Independent Living, she chaired the Medical Diagnostic Equipment Accessibility Standards Advisory Committee for the U.S. Access Board (2012-2013). Dr. Iezzoni is a member of the National Academy of Medicine in the National Academy of Sciences.

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