Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAFP
Vice President, Care Excellence
Dr. Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee was appointed as the inaugural Chief Health Officer for Accenture in July, 2021. As one of the most respected health leaders in the United States, her career spans more than two decades of senior leadership in healthcare focused on improving health and advancing health equity. At Accenture, she is charged with creating and innovating strategies to enhance the health, safety, and wellbeing of associates across the globe – with an immediate focus on solutions to impact the shifting COVID-19 landscape and supporting the behavioral and mental resilience for the nearly 600,000 associates worldwide.
Most recently, she served as the senior vice president and chief community impact officer at Ascension, a leading non-profit and Catholic health system in the U.S., dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. In that role, she led efforts to advance health equity, improve healthcare quality, and optimize the health and well-being of communities across Ascension markets, including transforming their Washington D.C. market. She also led the organization’s national COVID-19 Vaccine Equity task force to support the specific needs of all populations, especially Black and Latino communities.
Prior to joining Ascension, Dr. Duperval-Brownlee practiced clinical family medicine for 17 years and served as a clinical and operational leader in Academic Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers, where she advocated for equitable access and quality of care, built programs to address health disparities, and led teams to expand operations and growth, in both Illinois and Texas.
Dr. Duperval-Brownlee earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. Upon completing residency in Family Medicine, she earned a master’s Degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health and later an Executive MBA from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is also a graduate of the Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health at Harvard University. She was recognized in 2021 by Modern Healthcare as one of the Top 25 Women Leaders.