Nancy C. Turnbull

Nancy C. Turnbull

Senior Associate Dean for Educational Programs

Office of Education

Other Positions

Senior Lecturer on Health Policy

Health Policy and Management

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Nancy Turnbull is Senior 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 educational policy in the Health Policy and Management Department and the field of study director for the three semester MPH65 program in health policy.

Nancy's professional interests include health insurance, insurance regulation, and expanding health care coverage. Earlier in her career, Nancy was the First Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Health Policy at the Massachusetts Division of Insurance. She has also worked in senior leadership positions at a Medicaid managed care plan and a health care foundation.

Nancy has served since 2007 as the consumer representative on the board of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, the insurance exchange/marketplace in Massachusetts. She is also on the board of Commonwealth Care Alliance, which provides integrated medical care and social support to low-income frail elders and other individuals with complex special needs.



Celebrating unity at annual reception

February 12, 2018 - The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted the annual Unity Reception in the FXB  Atrium on February 7. Remarks were given by Dean Michelle Williams and students Corrina Wainwright, Jasmine Hall, Jonathan Hill-Rorie, and…

In celebration of public health leadership

May 20, 2015 — Twenty-one students were honored for completing the Public Health Leadership concentration at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health at a May 5, 2015 event in Kresge Cafeteria. The keynote speaker was Monica Bharel, MPH…

Transforming public health education

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] Education unbound How has public health education evolved in the last 100 years? Where is it headed in the future? Six Harvard School of Public Health faculty deeply involved in the revolution now taking…