Olivia Lindly, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Northern Arizona University (NAU). Prior to NAU, Dr. Lindly completed the postdoctoral Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship program based at Massachusetts General Hospital. She earned a Ph.D. in public health from Oregon State University, an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. in psychology from Reed College. Dr. Lindly's research broadly focuses on advancing maternal and child health, especially for children with special health care needs. She received a 2018-2019 Emerging Investigator Award through the HRSA MCHB-funded Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Research Network. Dr. Lindly has served on the AcademyHealth Child Health Services Research Interest Group Advisory Committee since 2017.
Members of AcademyHealth’s Child Health Services Research Interest Group Advisory Committee reflect on five key areas of advancement of Child HSR during 2020, and consider the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on children.