Carolyn S. Langer, MD, JD, MPH

Instructor in Occupational Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Chief Medical Officer
Anthem National Accounts

Dr. Carolyn Langer has an extensive career as a physician executive, currently serving as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Elevance Health (formerly Anthem) National Accounts. In this role, she oversees clinical operations, leads clinical strategy, and provides overall direction for clinical product and service evolution for Elevance Health’s national employer groups. She also previously served as CMO of MassHealth (the Massachusetts Medicaid program) where she was among the lead contributors to MassHealth’s payment and care delivery reform efforts. Other physician executive roles include CMO of ManagedComp (a national managed care workers’ compensation company), as well as physician leadership roles at Harvard Pilgrim, Fallon Health, and Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education. 

Dr. Langer holds an appointment as an Instructor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), where she teaches graduate and continuing professional education courses on occupational health law, policy, and administration and also teaches in the mid-career Master in Health Care Management program. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health at UMass Chan Medical School. Dr. Langer further serves on the Advisory Board for the Health Policy and Management Department at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Langer received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed her residency at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. She is board certified in occupational medicine. Dr. Langer holds a law degree and a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University. She is also a retired Colonel and former flight surgeon in the Army National Guard.