Allison Isaacson is a Senior Manager at AcademyHealth where she is responsible for managing projects to enhance the impact and relevance of health services research. In this role, her responsibilities include community and stakeholder engagement, project management and strategy, qualitative research and analysis, proposal writing and review, and dissemination activitiesHer research interests include patient-centered outcomes research, electronic health and data infrastructure, patient and stakeholder engagement, and maternal health. Her current projects are with the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Prior to joining AcademyHealth, Allison worked as an Adolescent and Young Adult Patient Navigator on the Hematology and Oncology unit at Children’s National Medical Center. She also interned at the National Association of County and City Health Officials and the National WIC Association during and shortly after graduate school. Allison graduated with her Master of Public Health concentrating in Health Systems and Policy from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2018, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013.

Authored by Allison Isaacson, M.P.H.


AcademyHealth Issue Brief Lays Out the Challenges of Pre-hospital Diagnostic Delay and the Need for Further Research

In the issue brief, AcademyHealth outlines current and potential areas for future research on pre-hospital diagnostic delay. Diagnostic delays in the clinical setting are well-researched, but there is little understood about delays occurring before a patient enters the health care setting, which leads to worse and inequitable health outcomes.

Paradigm Project

The Paradigm Project is a concerted, collaborative effort to increase the relevance, timeliness, quality, and impact of health services research (HSR).