Bonnie Blanchfield, CPA, SM, ScD

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Bonnie Blanchfield is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) where she also leads the Health Management Field of Study and the Generalist Field of Study for MPH students.  She is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Dartmouth Institute (TDI). In addition to her academic roles, she is currently leading the impact and evaluation efforts for the Massachusetts General Hospital Springboard Innovation Studio. 

Bonnie’s 40-year career started in public accounting at Peat Marwick and then moved to corporate management before she redirected her focus to health care. Bonnie’s roles in health care have included Senior Scientist at the Center for Innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Mongan Institute for Health Policy and the Institute for Technology Assessment at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Project Hope’s Center for Health Affairs. In addition, Bonnie was the Research Director at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program and Lead, Value and Outcomes at Alphabet’s Verily Life Sciences. Bonnie has also served as acting CFO for several small start-up companies including Iora Health and was the Director of Finance for Greybird Ventures, LLC.

Bonnie combines her accounting and corporate finance expertise with research and evaluation methods to conduct policy relevant research and program evaluation looking at health care costs, health care delivery redesign, patient safety, and health care innovations. Her primary interest is evaluating innovation and care redesign and the impact on value-based care strategies. Bonnie’s teaching roles span several courses and executive education programs at HSPH, HMS and TDI and include Financial Analysis and Transactions, Health Services Administration, Strategy for Population Health, and Healthcare Quality and Safety.  She holds a SM and ScD from Harvard School of Public Health and a BBA from Siena College.