In 2022, AcademyHealth is celebrating 40 years as the go-to professional organization for health services research (HSR). Our 40th anniversary is much more than a look back. Earlier this year we launched a series of interviews conducted by our president and CEO Dr. Lisa Simpson to spotlight new voices and ideas in our field. This month’s interview features Dr. Robert Blendon. Dr. Blendon is a co-founder and former President of the Association for Health Services Research, which merged with the Alpha Center 22 years ago to become AcademyHealth. Watch the full video to hear Dr. Blendon talk about the history of the Association for Health Services Research and AcademyHealth, the biggest challenges the field has faced, and his advice for future generations of health services researchers.