Paula A. Johnson, Executive Director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology

Building a Field: Leadership and Action in Women’s Health [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89009262″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Dr. Paula Johnson is an internationally recognized women’s health specialist and a pioneer in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. She is head of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology and chief of the Division of Women’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has been named one of Boston’s “Top Doctors” by Boston Magazine and was featured in the … Continue reading “Paula A. Johnson, Executive Director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology”

Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University

A Conversation with Drew Faust on Leadership [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89008025″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Drew Gilpin Faust is the 28th President of Harvard University and the Lincoln Professor of History in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. As president of Harvard, Faust has expanded financial aid to improve access to Harvard College for students of all economic backgrounds and advocated for increased federal funding for scientific research. She has broadened the University’s international reach, raised the profile of the arts … Continue reading “Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University”

Michelle Rhee, Former Chancellor of Washington D.C. Public Schools

Leading the Fight for Education Reform [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89003888″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Michelle Rhee is the founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, a grassroots movement that seeks to mobilize parents, teachers, students, and administrators throughout the country in an effort to bring about meaningful results in education reform at both the local and national level. In 2007, Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty appointed Rhee as Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, a school district serving more than 47,000 … Continue reading “Michelle Rhee, Former Chancellor of Washington D.C. Public Schools”

K. Sujatha Rao, former Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

Reflections on Leading India’s National Health Organizations K. Sujatha Rao served as Union Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for the government of India until 2010, where she was involved in the first ever national program for non-communicable diseases; the process for a national policy for use of antibiotics; and introducing vaccines in public health. Previously she was Director General of the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) from 2006-2009, where she was instrumental in establishing systems and building up … Continue reading “K. Sujatha Rao, former Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India”

Swati Piramal, Director of Piramal Healthcare

Paradigm of Leadership: A Women’s View Dr. Swati Piramal (MPH ’92) is the Director of Piramal Healthcare, a leading drug discovery company which aims to bring affordable medicines to reduce the burden of disease globally. Dr. Piramal leads a team of scientists in cancer, diabetes, inflammation and infectious disease research. As Director of the Piramal Foundation, which is engaged in inter-disciplinary and field based education, she helps promote health in rural India with HMRI—a mobile health service; women’s empowerment projects; … Continue reading “Swati Piramal, Director of Piramal Healthcare”

Yvette Roubideaux, Member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Director of the Indian Health Service

Challenges in Indian Health Leadership [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89339232″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Yvette Roubideaux (MPH ’97), a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, is the Director of the Indian Health Service. As the IHS Director, she administers a $4 billion nationwide health care delivery program. The IHS is responsible for providing preventive, curative, and community health care to approximately 2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives in over 600 hospitals, clinics, and other settings throughout the United States. She most … Continue reading “Yvette Roubideaux, Member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Director of the Indian Health Service”

Michael Dukakis, Former Massachusetts Governor

Views on Effective Governing [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89338100″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Having served four terms in the Massachusetts legislature beginning in 1962, Michael Dukakis’ first term as governor of Massachusetts was from 1975 to 1979. He was reelected to an unprecedented third four-year term in 1986. In 1988, Dukakis won the Democratic nomination for the presidency of the United States. Since 1991, Dukakis has been a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University and Visiting Professor at the School … Continue reading “Michael Dukakis, Former Massachusetts Governor”

Julie Gerberding, President, Merck Vaccines

Crises, Crossroads, and Credibility [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89335700″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Julie Gerberding is president of Merck Vaccines. She is responsible for the commercialization of the current portfolio of vaccines, planning for the introduction of vaccines from the company’s vaccine pipeline, and accelerating Merck’s ongoing efforts to broaden access to its vaccines in the developing world. Before joining Merck, Dr. Gerberding led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as director from 2002 to 2009. In this position, she … Continue reading “Julie Gerberding, President, Merck Vaccines”

Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former World Health Organization Director-General

The Role of WHO: A Leader’s Perspective Gro Harlem Brundtland (MPH ’65) was the Director-General of the World Health Organization from 1998-2003 and first woman Prime Minister of Norway. In 2010, the UN Secretary General appointed her a member of his “High Level Global Sustainability Panel”. In the 1980s, she served as chair of the World Commission of Environment and Development, also known as the Brundtland Commission, and drew international attention to the need for sustainable development. Today, Brundtland travels … Continue reading “Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former World Health Organization Director-General”

Charlie Gibson on Lessons Learned as an ABC News Anchor

Leadership in Current Political News Charlie Gibson, the Reidy Fellow at the Shorenstein Center, is a broadcast television anchor and journalist with over 35 years of experience. He covered the White House and Congress, and anchored major ABC News broadcasts through 11 election cycles. He was anchor of World News with Charles Gibson from 2006 to 2009 and host of Good Morning America from 1987 to 1998 and 1999 to 2006. Gibson’s career spans from 1965 to 2009, with beginnings … Continue reading “Charlie Gibson on Lessons Learned as an ABC News Anchor”