Allison Isaacson is a Research Associate at AcademyHealth supporting a number of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) projects. In this role, Allison supports ongoing strategic portfolio analysis work conducted in partnership with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), a project on the analysis of embedded research programs in partnership with the Veteran’s Health Administration, and an investigation of the growing body of literature on best practice in engaging patients, communities, and stakeholders throughout research design and implementation processes.

Prior to joining AcademyHealth, Allison worked as an Adolescent and Young Adult Patient Navigator on the Hematology and Oncology unit at Children’s National Medical Center. As a member of the psychosocial team, Allison supported adolescents and young adults in active cancer treatment and into survivorship. She also interned at the National Association of County and City Health Officials, where she wrote policy pages to provide guidance for the Big Cities Health Coalition on numerous public health issues, such as gun violence prevention, lead poisoning, and the opioid epidemic. Allison graduated with her Masters of Public Health concentrating in Health Systems and Policy from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2018, and her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013.