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Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick is the CEO and founder of Grapevine Health, a health literacy and patient engagement organization working to improve health communication in Black and brown communities. An infectious diseases physician and CDC-trained medical epidemiologist, Lisa is also a professorial lecturer for the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Previously, Lisa served as chief medical officer for the DC Department of Health Care Finance. She began her public health career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she held several leadership positions, including U.S. diplomat in the Caribbean region. She is also a co-founder of the Community Wellness Collective, a local non-profit organization that provides health education and exercise programs for underserved residents of Washington, DC. Lisa earned a BA/MD at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, an MPH from the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health, and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Lisa is a Fellow of the third class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.