Elizabeth Cope, Ph.D., M.P.H. is Senior Director at AcademyHealth and oversees the Health Systems Improvement and Public and Population Health program areas. For nearly 15 years, Dr. Cope has been committed to creating a research-to-practice bridge that centers the well-being of communities and resilience of health systems, with a particular focus on safety net and pediatric settings. With expertise in implementation, improvement, and engagement sciences, she oversees learning collaboratives, multi-level measurement strategies, and coalition-building focused on the translation of community-centered research into health systems improvement.

She currently leads the coordinating center for the HRSA-funded Enhancing Systems of Care for Children with Medical Complexity initiative. She also leads the Learning Community for the AHRQ-funded EvidenceNOW: Managing Urinary Incontinence (MUI) initiative, co-leads the Stakeholder Outreach Center for the AHRQ-funded Clinical Decision Support Innovation Collaborative (CDSiC), and holds leadership roles in the HRSA-funded Collaborative for Building Capacity to Improve Viral Suppression Data in Medicaid. Prior work has included leading a patient-powered research network as part of PCORnet, building the capacity of safety net patients and providers to engage in research, designing and implementing safety net-based patient navigation programs, and developing and implementing quality measures in CMS programs.

Dr. Cope received a M.P.H. and Ph.D. in epidemiologic science from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in anthropology, medieval studies, and ancient Mediterranean civilizations from Rice University.

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

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Strategies to Improve Inclusivity and Diversity of Patients in Research Governance

A PCORI-funded learning network recently outlined key challenges and promising practices for improving the diversity and inclusion of patient representatives in research governance.
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A Research Roadmap to Advance Contraceptive Access Policy

The Coalition to Expand Contraceptive Access led a collaborative process to create a Priority Roadmap for Policy-Ready Contraceptive Research that positions health services researchers to carry out impactful projects that advance sexual and reproductive health equity.
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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.