Laurie Pascal

Lecturer on Health Policy and Management

Department of Health Policy and Management


Laurie Samuels Pascal, MBA, MPH

Laurie Pascal is a Lecturer in the Department of Health Policy & Management.  In addition to teaching, she consults to hospitals and health systems, physician practices and universities in the U.S. and internationally, and designs forward-looking executive education programs for physician and health system leaders in the areas of organizational behavior, strategic planning and implementation, creating sustainable change, and leadership development.

Previously, Laurie was the VP of Business Development & Planning and the VP of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School affiliated health system.  In those roles she led strategy and new clinical program development and oversaw a $50M department with 450 employees.  She formerly held executive positions in health insurance, financial services, and higher education.

Laurie is a member of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ethics Advisory Group and sits on the Boards of Trustees of Lasell College and Goddard House Assisted Living.  She is a member of Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Healthcare Industry.

Laurie holds an MBA in Organizational Behavior and Marketing from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan.  She is a graduate of the American Association of Health Plan’s Executive Leadership Program and received an honorary doctorate degree from Pine Manor College.