Elizabeth Cope is Senior Director of Public and Population Health at AcademyHealth, bringing experience in the social determinants of health, cross-sector collaboration, and learning health systems to a range of projects that aim to strengthen the use of evidence in health policy and practice. This work involves collaborating with experts and key stakeholders to review the state of existing evidence, identify barriers to progress, and prioritize and pursue courses of action that will have the greatest impact.

Dr. Cope previously worked at the University of Michigan in the Department of Learning Health Sciences and as a scientific consultant supporting multiple networks and initiatives in the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) with a focus on health disparities, dissemination of research innovations, and the science of stakeholder engagement. Prior to that, Dr. Cope served as Senior Research Scientist at Arbor Research Collaborative for Health where she directed and supported a number of CMS-, NIH-, and PCORI-funded projects at the intersection of policy and research focused on population health improvement, performance management, and stakeholder engagement.

She received her BA in anthropology, medieval studies, and ancient Mediterranean civilizations magna cum laude from Rice University and her MPH and PhD in epidemiologic science from the University of Michigan.

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

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Charting the Course to a Reimagined Public Health System

Following a joint convening with the American Public Health Association and key public health leaders, AcademyHealth outlines priority areas for public health services and systems research across the following domains: preparedness and resilience; structure; performance; workforce; data and technology; and financing and economics.