Lisa Lang, M.P.P., is Assistant Director for Health Services Research Information at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and Head of its National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR).  She is responsible for the NLM’s activities to support the information needs of health services research and public health systems and services research communities, as well as the public health workforce. Ms. Lang chairs the public-private workgroup, Partners to Improve Access to Information for the Public Health Workforce ( She is a member of the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice, and also the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse/National Guideline Clearinghouse Editorial Board.  Ms. Lang supports NLM’s activities to facilitate use of SNOMED CT and other designated health data standards for the electronic exchange of health information through a focus on the use of health information technology for public health and health services research, including patient-centered outcomes research, performance measurement, comparative effectiveness research, patient safety and public health quality improvement.

Ms. Lang’s prior experience includes work in performance measurement and value-based purchasing at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, more than a decade focusing on quality and consumer protection issues as a Senior Health Policy Analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services, and a visiting fellowship at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, California. She received a Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a B.A. from Stanford University in Psychology and Russian Language.

Authored by Lisa Lang, M.P.P.

Professional Development

Back to School: Enhance your Research with HSR Methods, Tools, and Resources from the National Library of Medicine

This seminar provides an overview of resources and use cases provided by the National Library of Medicine’s National Information Center on Health Services Research (NICHSR) to support the HSR community. Developed with students and faculty in mind, the session helps students understand the field of Health Services research (HSR) and introduces resources to support coursework and independent research projects, with step-by-step instructions.