The Harvard Medical School professor is a leading researcher and advocate for health equity, particularly for people with disabilities. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the 1980s during medical school, Dr. Iezzoni experienced a lack of support, which shifted her focus to health policy.
A renowned expert on measuring illness and quality of care, she has spent 25 years investigating the effects of mobility impairments and campaigning for better care and inclusion. Her newest book, "Making Their Days Happen" from Temple University Press, helps those with disabilities live at home.
This frequent advisor to federal agencies also directed the Health Policy Research Center at Harvard, where she earned her graduate degree.