Laurie Pascal

Senior Lecturer on Health Management

Department of Health Policy and Management


Laurie Samuels Pascal, MBA, MPH

Laurie Pascal is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and brings more than 30 years of industry experience into her courses on organizational behavior, teaming, leadership and change.  She designs and directs forward-looking executive education programs for both clinical and nonclinical healthcare leaders from the US and abroad in the areas of enhancing organizational effectiveness, creating sustainable change, and leadership and management development.  Such programs include the International Leadership Development Program for Physicians, Women on Boards: Getting on and Adding Value, and the Culture of Health.

Her consulting work for U.S. and international clients focuses on strategic planning and implementation, leadership and change, program development, organizational improvement, and executive coaching.  Recent healthcare clients include the National Health Service England, KPMG Australia/Queensland Health, Partners HealthCare, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Reliant Medical Group, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization and Cooley Dickinson Health Care.

Previously she was Vice President of Business Development & Planning and Vice President of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.  She formerly held senior executive positions at Tufts Health Plan, BankBoston, and Pine Manor College.  She began her career at the Ohio Department of Health and the US Public Health Service.

Laurie serves on the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ethics Advisory Group and is a member of the Boards of Trustees of Lasell College and of Goddard House, an assisted living and senior services provider.

She holds an MBA in Organizational Behavior and Marketing from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan.  She  received an honorary doctorate degree from Pine Manor College.