Lisa M. Lines, PhD, MPH is a health services researcher at RTI International, an independent, non-profit research institute. She is also an Instructor in Quantitative Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Lines conducts research on the quality of care and care experiences of people with cancer and users of home healthcare; person-centered care and disparities among people with dementia, patient-centered medical homes, and emergency department utilization, among other topics. She was appointed to serve a 3-year term on the Neurology Committee of the National Quality Forum in 2015. She has been a member of the Medical Care Editorial Board since 2013. She joined the American Public Health Association in 2006 and has held several leadership positions in the Medical Care Section, including section councilor and chair of the communications and membership committees. Dr. Lines currently serves as chair of the section’s Health Equity Committee. She received a PhD in Clinical and Population Health Research from UMassMed, an MPH from UMass Amherst, and a BS from Northeastern University.
Jessica A. Williams, PhD is Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Williams has been a member of the editorial board since 2013. Her research examines how workplace psychosocial factors affect the health and well-being of employees. Specifically, she investigates the role of pain in work disability and well-being. In addition, she researches the utilization of preventive medical services. She holds a Doctorate in Health Policy and Management from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, a Master’s in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a BA in economics from Stanford University.