Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH, is the Director of the Division of Blood
Disorders (DBD). As director, Dr. Richardson leads a team of
professionals who strive to promote health and improve quality of life
for people at risk for or affected by non-malignant blood disorders,
including bleeding and clotting disorders, and hemoglobinopathies.
Richardson is a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Richardson most recently served as
the Associate Director of Science in the Division of Cancer Prevention
and Control in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and
Health Promotion. She oversaw the research and scientific content of
the Division's programs and products including the only organized
screening program for low-income uninsured women in the United States,
the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).
The Division also administers the National Program of Cancer Registries,
which, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute's
Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results program, covers 100% of the
U.S. population for cancer incidence. Her previous research has focused
on access to cancer care, systems of care, health-related quality of
life, health disparities and racial discrimination in cancer screening
and treatment patterns of care.