Lisa Lanier, Ph.D.


Dr. Lisa Lanier founded her consulting business in 2004. Her first position after graduate school was Director of the Quality of Care Program at the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (now the Children’s Hospital Association). Ten years after leaving her position at the Association, Lisa returned to the Association as a consultant. For over nine years Lisa provided pivotal program development and implementation support to the Children’s Hospital Association Grants Project. Lisa helped the project grow in both number of participants and products and services offered to participants. Additionally, she produced the majority of the project’s products such as the annual reports of NIH Awards to Children’s Hospitals and Pediatric Departments of Medical Schools and Top Foundations Funding Children’s Hospitals and Children’s Health.

Lisa has provided program development, program evaluation, and grants-related services to nonprofit organizations and federal agencies including Project Promise, Capitol Hill Supportive Services Program, WomenHeart, Society for Public Health Education, National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics, and the National Institutes of Health. Prior to starting her business, Lisa worked for the federal government and several contracting firms where she served in a variety of capacities including Genetic Education Advisor at the National Human Genome Research Institute and Education and Training Coordinator for a clinical research program funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Lisa received her Ph.D. in health education from Pennsylvania State University, M.P.H. in health education and communication from Tulane University School of Public Health, and B.S. in genetics from University of California, Davis. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association and the Grant Professionals Association. When not working or spending time with her family, Lisa is running and biking on the trails in the Washington, DC metro area.