Nancy Turnbull
Primary Faculty

Nancy Turnbull

Senior Lecturer on Health Policy

Health Policy and Management

Other Positions

Senior Associate Dean for Educational Programs

Office of Education

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.



‘Go find dental floss!’

During the pandemic, Harvard Chan School's Department of Health Policy and Management got creative with virtual programming to keep faculty, staff, and students feeling connected.

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…