Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AcademyHealth. In this role, she has worked to raise the visibility of the field of health services research and its contributions to improving the quality, value and accessibility of care, reducing disparities, and improving health. Previously, she served as Director of the Child Policy Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Health Policy and Clinical Effectiveness at the University of Cincinnati. She also served as the Deputy Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Comparative Effectiveness Research Priorities and the Committee on Highly Effective Clinical Services. Currently, she serves the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program National Advisory Council and the Editorial board for the Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research. Simpson received her undergraduate and medical degrees at Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland), and her master’s in public health at the University of Hawaii.