Lisa A. Robinson

Deputy Director
Center for Health Decision Science
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Senior Research Scientist
Center for Health Decision Science and Center for Risk Analysis
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Lisa A. Robinson is the Deputy Director of the Center for Health Decision Science and a Senior Research Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she is also affiliated with the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis. Her research focuses on the conduct of benefit‐cost analysis, particularly for policies with outcomes that cannot be fully valued using market measures. She has contributed to numerous guidance documents, most recently leading the teams that developed guidelines now used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Her work also involves developing estimates for valuing mortality risk reductions (the value per statistical life, VSL) in high-, middle-, and low-income countries. At the Harvard Kennedy School, Ms. Robinson was previously a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government as well as an Affiliate Fellow of its Regulatory Policy Program. She is a past President of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis and served as a Councilor of the Society for Risk Analysis as well as Chair of its Economics and Benefits Analysis Specialty Group, and has received awards recognizing her achievements from both groups. She is on the Editorial Boards of Risk Analysis and the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis.