Brian Spisak
Research Associates

Brian Spisak

Research Associate

Health Policy and Management


Brian is a digital transformation consultant, a best-selling author, and a scholar at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard's National Preparedness Leadership Initiative.

He is passionate about empowering patients and providers.

Using a digital mindset, Dr. Spisak drives digital transformation in healthcare – orchestrating human capital for next-level patient outcomes, strengthening employee motivation and engagement, reducing burnout, and increasing DEI in hiring and promotion.

He works globally with esteemed organizations such as Meta, NATO, the U.S. Office of Naval Research, PwC Middle East Health Industries, and the New Zealand Ministry of Health.

You will also find his thought leadership published in top academic and practitioner outlets, including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The Leadership Quarterly, TIME, Psychological Science, and The Washington Post.

Dr. Spisak introduced the discipline of Computational Leadership Science, and he is the author of the groundbreaking book, Computational Leadership: Connecting Behavioral Science and Technology to Optimize Decision-Making and Increase Profits (Wiley).

His book provides a paradigm-shifting exploration of AI and other digital approaches to fundamentally improve all aspects of leadership. It also offers helpful Q&As with senior leaders from IBM, JPMorgan Chase, Merck, Microsoft, WebMD, and more.

Brian brings proven accomplishments, a wealth of knowledge, and a broad perspective to the table.

PhD, Social and Organizational Psychology
VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands