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Headshot of Kimberly Richardson, MA, a PCORI Board member, is a survivor of ovarian cancer and early stage triple-positive breast cancer.  She recently founded the Black Cancer Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that creates partnerships between Black cancer patients and the medical and scientific communities.

Kimberly Richardson, MA, is a survivor of ovarian cancer and early stage triple-positive breast cancer.

She recently founded the Black Cancer Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that creates partnerships between Black cancer patients and the medical and scientific communities on issues of health equity, patient inclusion, and clinical trials participation. She has also served on various advisory boards, including those of the National Quality Forum and the National Cancer Institute, to create educational content on cancer research and clinical trials.

Richardson established a special commission on gynecological cancer in Illinois and was the 2021 recipient of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship’s Ellen L. Stovall Award for Innovation in Patient-Centered Cancer Care. Prior to her cancer diagnoses, Richardson attained 30 years of urban planning and community economic development experience.

She received her BS and MA in urban planning and public policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Richardson was appointed as a member of the PCORI Board of Governors by the Comptroller General of the United States in September 2022.

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