Carolyn S. Langer, MD, JD, MPH

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

Dr. Carolyn Langer has an extensive career as a physician executive, having served most recently as the Chief Medical Officer of MassHealth, the Massachusetts state Medicaid program. Prior to that, she held positions as Medical Director for several commercial payers and as VP and Chief Medical Officer at ManagedComp (a managed care workers' compensation company).

Dr. Langer is an Instructor at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), where she teaches a graduate course on Occupational Health Law, Policy and Administration and sits on the HSPH Occupational Medicine Residency Advisory Committee. She also holds an appointment as Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and sits on the Advisory Board for the Health Policy and Management Department at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Langer has lectured extensively on the Americans with Disabilities Act, ethics in occupational health, legal aspects of workplace reproductive hazards and more.

In 2016 Dr. Langer received the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Leadership in Public Health Practice Award.  Dr. Langer received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed her residency at the Harvard 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.