David Mwakyusa, Parliament Member and Former Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Tanzania

Convergence of Leadership in Tanzania: Physician to Professor to Parliament [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89311446″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Professor David Homeli Mwakyusa has an established background in medicine, politics and academia. He completed fellowships in gastroenterology in Scotland and the United States, and served as the Director of Administration and Hospital Services at Muhimbili, the national hospital of Tanzania. He serves as Professor and was Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Dar es Salaam University Medical School. Professor … Continue reading “David Mwakyusa, Parliament Member and Former Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Tanzania”

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”

Ann Veneman, Former Executive Director of UNICEF and former Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Leadership at the USDA, UNICEF, and Beyond [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89316251″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Ann Veneman is the former Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), where she directed a staff of more than 11,000 people in more than 150 countries around the world. In 2009, she was named to the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women list and has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. From 2001 to 2005, Veneman was Secretary of the United States … Continue reading “Ann Veneman, Former Executive Director of UNICEF and former Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)”

Lord Nigel Crisp, Former Chief Executive of the National Health Service, and Former Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health

Battling the Future of National Health Service in the UK [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89322579″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Lord Nigel Crisp is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords in London, England, where he speaks mainly on global health and international development. He was Chief Executive of the National Health Service in England—the largest health organization in the world with 1.3 million employees—and Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health between 2000 and 2006. Previously he had been … Continue reading “Lord Nigel Crisp, Former Chief Executive of the National Health Service, and Former Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health”

David Blumenthal, Officer, Partners HealthCare, and Professor of Health Care Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Barack to Blumenthal: Changing Healthcare though IT Innovation [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89323447″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] David Blumenthal, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners Health System and Harvard Medical School. He also serves as Chief Health Information and Innovation Officer at Partners Health System in Boston, Ma. From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Blumenthal was the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology under President Barack Obama. In this role, he was charged with … Continue reading “David Blumenthal, Officer, Partners HealthCare, and Professor of Health Care Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School”

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”

Sheila Burke, Former Chief of Staff to Former Senator Bob Dole

Pushing Healthcare Decisions through the U.S. Congress Sheila Burke was Chief of Staff to Senator Bob Dole, from 1986 to 1996, when he was Senate Minority and then the Majority Leader. In 1995, she was elected as Secretary of the Senate, the chief administrative officer of the U.S. Senate. Starting as a member of the staff of the Senate Finance Committee in 1978 she was responsible for legislation relating to Medicare, Medicaid and other health programs. Burke became Deputy Staff … Continue reading “Sheila Burke, Former Chief of Staff to Former Senator Bob Dole”