Linda A. Cyr, MS, PhD

Lecturer on Health Management
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Linda Cyr draws on a diverse background to address business problems at the intersection of strategy, leadership, and entrepreneurship. She brings distinctive expertise in assembling and inspiring collaboration among networks of leaders to develop and advance complex inter and intra-organizational agendas.

Linda’s career spans both corporate and academic settings. As an independent consultant, she has served senior leaders at global corporations such as Novartis, AB InBev, and EY as well as at startup firms. A certified executive coach, Linda is skilled at listening for the unspoken and equipping leaders with the tools and strategies to lead more effectively and to tackle complex challenges.

On the faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, she is the Co-Director of the Master in Health Care Management (MHCM) program for physician executives and was previously Director of Corporate Health Leadership Programs within executive education. Linda teaches Innovative Problem Solving and Design Thinking for Health and leads the Practicum within the MHCM program.

Previously, Linda was a Partner at Tapestry Networks where she created and managed multi-stakeholder networks and working groups of C-level pharmaceutical executives, regulators, national reimbursement authorities, decision-makers from ministries of health, clinical experts and patient advocates from across eight European nations.

Prior to joining Tapestry Networks, Linda was an assistant professor of entrepreneurship at the Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management. Early in her career at GTE, Linda managed direct marketing sales teams, designed and administered sales compensation plans, and developed a company-wide sales management curriculum.

Linda earned a PhD and MS from Cornell University and a BS from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.