Lori Frank, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President for Research, Policy, and Programs with the New York Academy of Medicine. Her work is focused on incorporating community perspectives in health research and policy to advance health equity. She is Past President of the International Society for Quality of Life Research, a professional society devoted to health outcomes assessment, and she serves on the Memory Screening Advisory Board of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
She completed her Health and Aging Policy Fellowship through the Congressional Fellowship Program and prior to that she founded and served as Program Director, Evaluation and Analysis, at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She is an Affiliated Adjunct Scientist with the RAND Corporation and has held research and teaching positions with the Georgetown University Department of Psychiatry, the National Institute on Aging, and Medimmune LLC/AstraZeneca. She completed postdoctoral training in Mental Health Services Research with the VA Health Services Research and Development program. Her Ph.D. is in human development/gerontology from the Pennsylvania State University and her M.A. is in biopsychology from the Johns Hopkins University.