Laura Sessums joined CMMI as the Director of the Division of Advanced Primary Care in 2013. At CMMI, she works on the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative and is actively engaged in thinking about new models for care delivery and payment in primary care. Previously, she worked in academic medicine as a clinician-educator, mostly at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (as a civilian), where she served as the Chief of the General Medicine Section. Her professional activities have been in the areas of health care policy and advocacy, medical education, senior medical administrative leadership, and scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine. Her research has focused on primary care, particularly ethical and legal domains. She is a general internist and former lawyer and remains an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.