- Health Systems Science
National Academy of Medicine member Dr. Elizabeth McGlynn served as Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine’s Interim Senior Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship from 2018-2021 and is an internationally known expert on methods for evaluating the appropriateness and quality of healthcare delivery. She has conducted research on the quality and appropriateness of care delivered in the U.S. and in other countries. Dr. McGlynn has also led major initiatives to evaluate health reform options under consideration at the federal and state levels. Her current work focuses on answering questions from Kaiser Permanente leaders on a variety of topics including the safety of new medications for Hepatitis C, adherence to guideline-recommended care for thyroid nodules and diabetes medications, identifying opportunities to improve efficiency in care, and the effects of changes in alert systems on physician prescribing patterns.