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Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, an infectious diseases physician and CDC-trained medical epidemiologist, is medical director for the DC Department of Health Care Finance. She is also a professorial lecturer for the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Fitzpatrick began her public health career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where she held several leadership positions, including as a U.S. diplomat in the Caribbean region. She earned a BA/MD at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a Master’s in public health from the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health, and Master’s in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. 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 is a Fellow of the third class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.