Aisha Liferidge, MD is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is also an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management and is the Director of the Health Policy Fellowship. She received her Executive Master of Public Health with a focus on Health Policy and Hospital Management from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City.
Dr. Liferidge is active in the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), where she currently chairs its Diversity and Inclusion Task Force which seeks to identify barriers and solutions to diversifying the physician workforce, and linking patient outcomes with workforce diversity. Additionally, she serves as a voting Councilor and is a member of its Public Health and Injury Prevention committee. In the past, she chaired ACEP’s Disparities in Emergency Medicine Subcommittee, Sobering Centers Subcommittee, and Associate Membership Task Force.
Dr. Liferidge is a published author who most recently co-authored multiple peer reviewed journal articles about subarachnoid hemorrhage management, national first-time seizure guidelines, and sobering centers. She has given numerous local, state, national, and international lectures and speeches on topics such as the triage of emergency department patients to a medical home, sustained growth formula (SGR) reform, coordinated and integrated health care, physician reimbursement, innovative health policy training for physicians, and racial inequity in health care and public health. Dr. Liferidge has also led health policy and stroke research efforts, partially through grant funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH).
She is the chief executive officer of the Dr. Aisha Liferidge Minority Women in Science Foundation (MWSF), a non-profit organization that empowers the dreams of future leaders with interest in science careers. The MWSF provides mentorship, tangible resources, networking opportunities, and career-long support to its beneficiaries. In 2013, the Foundation provided 13 scholarships to aspiring youth, followed by giving a block grant to Sister Mentors through the EduSeed organization, which funded SAT preparatory courses for 10 high school juniors in 2015. In 2016, the MWSF provided academic and merit based scholarships to another 10 rising college freshmen.