Lisa Cooper

Vice President for Healthcare Equity, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Lisa Cooper is a Liberian-born internal medicine physician, public health researcher, and educator at Johns Hopkins University where she is the James F. Fries professor of medicine. She directs the Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Disparities, where she and her multidisciplinary team work with a broad group of stakeholders from healthcare and the community to implement rigorous clinical trials, identifying effective, patient-centered and community-engaged solutions to alleviate disparities in care and outcomes of cardiovascular disease. Her research focuses on the effectiveness of interventions enhancing patient shared decision-making and self-management skills, physician communication skills, and organizational competence in addressing the needs of socially at-risk populations. She is a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. She serves on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the NIH and the Disparities Standing Committee of the National Quality Forum. Lisa received her Bachelor's degree from Emory College, her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Master's degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a Fellow of Session 356, Through the Patient's Eyes: Collaboration between Patients and Health Care Professionals, in 1998.


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