Laurie Pascal

Adjunct Lecturer on Health Policy and Management

Department of Health Policy and Management


Laurie Samuels Pascal, MBA, MPH

Laurie Pascal is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Health Policy and Management, teaching physician, graduate and executive education courses in organizational behavior, change, leadership and using the case method in teaching.  She also develops and directs leadership-focused programs in the Center for Executive and Continuing Professional Education.  Her consulting work for U.S. and international healthcare, nonprofit and higher education clients is in the areas of strategic planning, leadership and change, program development and organizational improvement.

Laurie was formerly VP of Business Development & Planning and VP of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  Prior positions include AVP of Corporate Projects & Planning at Tufts Health Plan, VP of Strategic Planning & Marketing at BankBoston, and Founder & Chair of the Management Department at Pine Manor College.  She began her career in health care at the Ohio Department of Health and the US Public Health Service.

Laurie is a member of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ethics Advisory Group and a Trustee of Lasell College, Goddard House Assisted Living, and the Independent Transportation Network of Greater Boston.  Professional affiliations include The Boston Club and Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Healthcare Industry.  Laurie is also on the faculty of Simmons Graduate School of Management.

Laurie holds an MBA in Organizational Behavior and Marketing from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan.  She is a graduate of the American Association of Health Plan’s Executive Leadership Program and received an honorary doctorate degree from Pine Manor College.