Dr. McGlynn is Senior Vice President for Research & Quality Measurement and Executive Director of the Kaiser Permanente (KP) Center for Effectiveness & Safety Research (CESR) and a professor of Health Systems Science in the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. Dr. McGlynn is responsible for integrating clinical research and quality measurement systems, and elevating research as an organizational asset to connect quality outcomes with research tools and findings, strengthening KP’s evidence-based approach to care delivery. The alignment and integration of research and quality measurement strengthens KP’s capacity to adopt, develop, and implement quality metrics that are consistent with strategic goals. She also provides program-wide leadership for research at KP, coordinating the development and implementation of a national research strategy. She oversees and supports research administration, provides strategic direction for KP’s national biobank, coordinates several analytic groups, represents and communicates about KP research internally and externally, and works with national and regional leadership to promote research findings and translate them into improved care for KP members and improved health in the communities KP serves. Dr. McGlynn is an internationally recognized expert on methods for evaluating the appropriateness and quality of health care delivery. She serves on the editorial boards of JAMA and Health Services Research and is the former chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation Board of Trustees and of the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Dr. McGlynn is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. She has a Ph.D. in public policy from RAND Graduate School.

Authored by Elizabeth McGlynn, Ph.D.

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Building Data Capacity for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Priorities for the Next Decade

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