Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPH is Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine. She holds joint appointments in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Dr. Cooper is a general internist and a health services and outcomes researcher. Dr. Cooper received her undergraduate degree from Emory University, her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland and General internal Medicine Fellowship training at Johns Hopkins. She is a former Picker/Commonwealth Scholar in Patient-Centered Care Research and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Scholar.

Dr. Cooper’s research program investigates the role of patient-centered strategies in overcoming racial and ethnic healthcare disparities. Her studies have probed the roles of patient attitudes and preferences, patient-physician relationships, physician workforce diversity, and cultural competence in understanding healthcare disparities. She is the principal investigator of two federally funded clinical trials that evaluate the impact of primary care-based interventions to improve the quality of patient-physician communication, treatment, outcomes for cardiovascular disease and depression.

Dr. Cooper has authored numerous articles and book chapters including a chapter on patientphysician communication published in the Institute of Medicine’s 2003 Report, “Unequal Treatment”. She is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians, the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy and The American Society for Clinical Investigation.