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Elizabeth Cope, PhD, MPH
CDSiC Task Leadership


Elizabeth Cope, PhD, MPH, is the Vice President of Health Systems Improvement at AcademyHealth and co-lead of the Stakeholder Community & Outreach Center for the CDSiC Project. For nearly 15 years, Dr. Cope has been committed to creating a research-to-practice bridge that centers the well-being of communities and resilience of health systems, with a particular focus on safety net and pediatric settings. With expertise in implementation, improvement, and engagement sciences, she oversees learning collaboratives, multi-level measurement strategies, and coalition-building focused on the translation of community-centered research into health systems improvement. In addition to her work on CDSiC, she currently leads the coordinating center for the HRSA-funded Enhancing Systems of Care for Children with Medical Complexity initiative. She also leads the Learning Community for the AHRQ-funded EvidenceNOW: Managing Urinary Incontinence (MUI) initiative and holds leadership roles in the HRSA-funded Collaborative for Building Capacity to Improve Viral Suppression Data in Medicaid. Prior work has included leading a patient-powered research network as part of PCORnet, building the capacity of safety net patients and providers to engage in research, designing and implementing safety net-based patient navigation programs, and developing and implementing quality measures in CMS programs.