Elizabeth L. Cope, PhD, MPH, is Vice President of Health Systems Improvement at AcademyHealth where she oversees a portfolio focused on the advancement of just, resilient, humanity-affirming systems of care. With expertise in epidemiology and implementation, Dr. Cope leads evidence translation collaboratives, performance management projects, and multi-stakeholder coalition-building initiatives.

For nearly 15 years, Dr. Cope has been leading work in safety net and pediatric settings focused on building research capacity among patients and providers, developing and evaluating system improvement strategies, and designing payment and performance policy. She currently directs efforts for several HRSA- and AHRQ-funded initiatives as well as projects funded by private foundations. Her portfolio spans diverse content areas such as HIV viral suppression, medical complexity, primary care practice transformation, informed/shared decision-making, trust in health care, and quality measurement.

Dr. Cope earned her undergraduate degree at Rice University and her MPH and PhD from University of Michigan. She is active in numerous associations and consortia, such as the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Research (IAPHS), ISOQOL, North American Primary Care Practice Research Group (NAPCRG), and PROTEUS.


Authored by Elizabeth Cope, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Blog Post

Transforming Care for Children with Complex Medical Needs: Emerging Insights from Five HRSA-funded Demonstration Sites

A recent webinar for the HRSA-funded Enhancing Systems of Care for Children with Medical Complexity initiative shared early insights from the project’s five demonstration sites in their second year implementing innovative care models for improved care coordination and health outcomes for children with medical complexity and their families.