by Jasmine Batchelor
October 2, 2019
Founder and Chief Innovation Officer,
Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP, tenured Professor of Ob/Gyn and Medicine-Geriatrics at the University of Chicago, is a population health scientist, a community-engaged researcher and a practicing physician. She is PI of the program of research for CommunityRx, a large scale but low-intensity clinic-to-community linkage intervention, developed and tested with support from a Round I Health Care Innovation Award from the US Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), NIH and AHRQ. The CMMI funding had, as an expectation, that awardees implement a sustainable business model. To deliver on this commitment, she founded NowPow, LLC and MAPSCorps, 501c3, both headquartered on the South Side of Chicago where CommunityRx was developed. Dr. Lindau is also a practicing gynecologist and expert on sexuality in the context of aging and illness. She is director of the Program in Integrative Sexual Medicine at the University of Chicago and founding Chair of the Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer. Dr. Lindau is a graduate of the University of Michigan Honors College, Brown University School of Medicine, the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Studies and was Chief Administrative Resident in Ob/Gyn at Northwestern University’s McGaw Medical Center. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and served its National Advisory Committee. She was an Aspen Institute Health Innovator Fellow and serves its Board of Overseers. She is president of MAPSCorps and serves the board of directors of RISE, an organization devoted to the elimination of racism through sport.