Elizabeth A. McGlynn, PhD

Dr. McGlynn is director of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Effectiveness and Safety Research. She formerly served as associate director of RAND Health and held the RAND Distinguished Chair in Health Care Quality. Dr. McGlynn is an internationally known expert on methods for evaluating the appropriateness and technical quality of health care delivery. She has conducted research on the appropriateness with which a variety of surgical and diagnostic procedures are used in the U.S. and in other countries. She led the development of a comprehensive method for evaluating the technical quality of care delivered to adults and children. The method was used in a national study of the quality of care delivered to U.S. adults and children. The article reporting the adult findings received the Article-of-the-Year award from AcademyHealth in 2004. Dr. McGlynn is a member of the Institute of Medicine and serves on a variety of national advisory committees. She was a member of the Strategic Framework Board that provided a blueprint for the National Quality Forum on the development of a national quality measurement and reporting system. She serves on the Committee on Performance Measurement for NCQA and on the Assessment and Quality Improvement Working Group for the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. She is on the Board of the Little Company of Mary Hospital Service Area in Southern California. She serves on the editorial boards for Health Services Research and The Milbank Quarterly.

Dr. McGlynn shares why she decided to join the INQRI national advisory committee and discusses what she has gained from her involvement.