Nancy Turnbull

Senior Lecturer on Health Policy
Senior Associate Dean for Professional Education

677 Huntington Avenue
Kresge Building 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617.432.4496


Nancy Turnbull is Associate Dean for Professional Education and a senior lecturer in health policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is also the director of the two-year master’s program in health policy and management. Her research interests include health insurance, insurance regulation, and expanding health care coverage.

Nancy has been an active participant in the passage and implementation of the health reform law in Massachusetts, including currently serving as the consumer representative on the board of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, the state’s insurance exchange, which has implemented many parts of the law.

Earlier in her career, Nancy was the First Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Health Policy at the Massachusetts Division of Insurance.

Nancy is on the board of a number of health care organizations, including Commonwealth Care Alliance, a consumer-governed organization that provides integrated medical care and social support to low-income frail elders and other individuals with complex special needs.