Jeff Levin-Scherz, MD, MBA, FACP

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

Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School

Population Health Leader
Department of Health Policy and Management
WTW Health & Benefits;

Jeff Levin-Scherz is a managing director and the Population Health Leader of the North American Health and Benefits Travel of WTW, formerly Willis Towers Watson, where he helps large employers develop, implement and evaluate their health management strategy, including care management programs, incentive programs, and technology programs.  Jeff’s clients include financial services organizations, telecommunication firms, defense and aerospace contractors, media companies, health care providers, and hospitality companies. Jeff leads intellectual capital development for Willis Towers Watson in the Health Management space. He is a member of the firm’s global Communicable Disease Response Team.

Jeff has written and spoken widely on health care policy, especially around employers and the pandemic, the adoption of disruptive innovation, and the use of behavioral economics to drive performance in the health care delivery system and behavior among employees and in the general population.  He led work on a World Economic Forum project on Human Centric Health presented in Davos, Switzerland in 2017. His work has been published in JAMA, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and the Harvard Business Review.  

Jeff has a broad range of experience in health care delivery and finance.  He served as a physician executive leader of provider organizations including a large independent practice association, an integrated delivery network, a multispecialty group practice, and a venture-funded technology enabled national primary care practice.  He also served for seven years as a vice president of a top-ranked regional health plan. Jeff has been a participant in technical expert panels convened by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Institute of Medicine and the Urban Institute.  

Jeff is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, where he teaches courses on provider payment and managing health care costs.  He has given guest lectures frequently, including at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Jeff has an MD from the Boston University School of Medicine, and received his MBA from Columbia Business School.