Lynne D Richardson, MD
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PROFESSOR | Emergency Medicine
PROFESSOR | Population Health Science and Policy
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Lynne D. Richardson is the Vice Chair for Academic, Research and Community Programs of the Department of Emergency Medicine.  She is a nationally recognized expert in health services research; her areas of interest are access to care and improving effective utilization of health care resources.  She was the Principal Investigator of the Emergency Medicine Patients' Access to Healthcare (EMPATH) Study and the New York City Site Principal Investigator for the PAD Trial, an NHLBI-funded, randomized trial of public access defibrillation.  She was the PI of '"Community VOICES" (Views On Informed Consent In Emergency Situations), an NHLBI-funded project to study community perspectives on the ethics of research without consent in emergency conditions; and is currently the PI on a continuing competition of this study - Community VOICES 2.  She has served onthe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Research Training study section, and review panels for the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute.  She was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee to Review the National Institutes of Health Strategic Plan to Reduce and Ultimately Eliminate Health Disparities. Dr. Richardson chairs the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Public Health Committee and serves on their Scientific Review Committee; she is also the national ACEP liaison to the Commission to End Healthcare Disparities.  Her other memberships include the joint Society for Academic Emergency Medicine / Council of Residency Directors Diversity Curriculum Task Force, the New York City Board of Health and the NYC Advisory Committee on Weapons of Mass Destruction.  She has presented at many scientific meetings, and has authored articles on asthma, bioethics, emergency department crowding, the healthcare safety net, public access defibrillation, and cultural competence.  She lectures frequently to both professional and lay audiences.


Dr. Richardson was recently honored by ACEP as a "Hero of Emergency Medicine" and received the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mount Sinai Institute of Medical Education.  She has been recognized for "teaching a generation of doctors that morality and medicine must go hand in hand" in New York Magazine's Hall of Fame in their "Best Doctors in New York" issue and was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine's "America's Top Black Physicians" as a "Major Contributor to the Medical Field."  She has received numerous awards for distinguished service, for leadership and for outstanding teaching from various academic institutions, professional organizations and community groups.  Throughout her career, Dr. Richardson has been a vocal advocate for improved health and healthcare for the underserved.

Dr. Richardson is one of the Principal Investigators for Projects ENGAGE and ENGAGE II (Engaging Neighborhoods in General and Personalized Genomics Education).  Project ENGAGE was funded by the Institute of Personalized Medicine (IPM) in 2009 to explore community attitudes about genomics and personalized medicine, and to identify informational needs and preferences of community members.  Dr. Richardson is leading the community engagement aim of Project ENGAGE and is currently completing Spanish language focus groups and interviews to inform the development of informational modules in English and Spanish.

MD, Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency, Internal Medicine, Harlem Hospital Center

Residency, Emergency Medicine, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center GME


Icahn School of Medicine Alumni Jacobi Medallion

Super Doctor

New York Times Sunday Magazine

The Dr. Sidney Grossman Distinguished Humanitarian Award

The Mount Sinai Alumni

Raising our Voices Women Leaders in Medicine Award

American Medical Student Association

Marcus L. Martin MD Leadership Award

Academic Emergency Medicine Diversity Interest Group

Dr. Beny Primm Lifetime Achievement Award

Mentoring in Medicine, Inc.

Hero of Emergency Medicine

American College of Emergency Physicians

Hall of Fame

New York Magazine Best Doctors in New York

Top Minority Women in Science and Engineering

National Technical Association

Teacher of the Year Award

American Association of Women Emergency Physicians

M.I.T. Distinguished Black Alumnae Award

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Colin C. Rorrie, Jr. Award for Excellence in Health Policy

American College Emergency Physicians

New York Top Black Doctors

The Network Journal

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Richardson during 2022 and/or 2023. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.


  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Other activities: Examples include, but are not limited to, committee participation, data safety monitoring board (DSMB) membership

  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)

Scientific Advisory Board:

  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)
  • Emergency Medicine Foundation

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.