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 In this era of ongoing disruptions and transformation in health care, understanding the key priorities and challenges is crucial to providing care that is both high-value and equitable. Attendees explored the future of health services research with a comprehensive research agenda focused on advancing high-value, equitable health care. This session guided attendees through our process of crafting the research agenda and its guiding framework, the parameters for developing the supporting literature review, and present the key results and research agenda.

This webinar was for researchers, health system leaders, policymakers, health care professionals, patients, community leaders and anyone passionate about advancing optimal health care outcomes for all through research and innovation. 

With generous support from the Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation.

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Learning Objectives

By the conclusion of this webinar, attendees: 

  • Gained a deeper understanding of the concept of high-value, equitable-care and its significance in our current health care landscape. 
  • Explored the process of identifying and prioritizing research topics that will align with evolving needs and challenges in health care.
  • Identified key areas of research needed to inform a more equitable and high-value health care system. 

Participating Speakers


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Committee Member

Lisa Simpson, M.B., B.Ch., M.P.H., FAAP

Former President and CEO - AcademyHealth

Dr. Simpson was the President and Chief Executive Officer of AcademyHealth from 2011-March 2024. A nationally recognized health policy researcher and pediatrician, she is a passionate advocate for the translation of research into policy and practice. Read Bio



Donna R. Cryer, J.D.

Founder & CEO - Global Liver Institute

Donna R. Cryer, JD, is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Global Liver Institute (GLI), the premier patient-driven liver health nonprofit operating with offices and partnerships across five continents. Moved by her own experience as a 29-year liver transplant recipient, Mrs. Cryer serves as a fierce advocate for the transformative potential of patient engagement in health policy, research, data, and system design. Read Bio

Kevin Fiscella, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Family Medicine (tenured) - Public Health Sciences and Community Health at the University of Rochester

Dr. Fiscella is co-director of the Research Division in the Department of Family Medicine, Co-Director of the Rochester Center for Communication and Disparities Research, Co-Director of the Greater Rochester Practice-Based Research Network, and Co-Director of Equity-focused Dissemination and Implementation at the University of Rochester Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute. Read Bio


Elizabeth McGlynn, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President - Kaiser Permanente Research & Quality Measurement

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. Read Bio



Somava Saha, M.D., M.S.

President and CEO - Well-being and Equity in the World

Dr. Saha has dedicated her career to improving health, wellbeing and equity through the development of thriving people, organizations and communities. She has worked as a primary care internist and pediatrician in the safety net and a global public health practitioner for over 25 years. She has witnessed and demonstrated sustainable transformation in human and community flourishing around the world. Read Bio