Director of Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness
Joanne Lynn, MD, MA (Philosophy and Social Policy), MS (Quantitative Clinical Sciences), is Director of Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness, which aims to ensure that frail elders can live meaningfully and comfortably at sustainable costs. The work includes implementing and measuring care plans, developing methods for counties and cities to monitor and manage frail elder care, coaching counties and cities, and developing support for caregivers. She has been working with county governments and agencies on the practical side and with Dobson|Davanzo on the modeling for financial models to support comprehensive frail elder care in geographic communities. Dr. Lynn has been a tenured professor at Dartmouth and George Washington University, a staff member at CMS, the Bureau Chief for Cancer and Chronic Disease for Washington (DC), a researcher at RAND, and on IHI’s quality improvement faculty. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine, a Master of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Hastings Institute, and an author of more than 280 peer-reviewed publications, 80 books and chapters, and a dozen amicus briefs and publications for public commissions.