Elizabeth Nabel, President of Brigham Health and Chief Health and Medical Adviser to the National Football League

Leadership in Academic Medicine Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Elizabeth Nabel has served as president of Brigham Health—comprised of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization—since 2010. A distinguished biomedical researcher and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Nabel brings a unique perspective to health care based on her experience as a physician, research scientist, academic medicine leader, and wellness advocate. In 2015, she was appointed chief health and medical advisor to the … Continue reading “Elizabeth Nabel, President of Brigham Health and Chief Health and Medical Adviser to the National Football League”

Helene Gayle, CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative

Leadership to Impact Today’s Global Challenges Thursday, April 21, 2016 Helene D. Gayle is CEO of McKinsey Social Initiative, a nonprofit organization that implements programs that bring together varied stakeholders to address complex global social challenges. As the inaugural CEO, Dr. Gayle is setting direction and building the organization. Previously, Dr. Gayle was president and CEO of CARE USA, a leading international humanitarian organization with approximately 10,000 staff whose poverty fighting programs reached over 97 million people in 87 countries. … Continue reading “Helene Gayle, CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative”

David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States

Leadership in the Quest for Health Equity Tuesday, October 27, 2015 David Satcher is Director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine (SHLI/MSM), which was established in 2006.  He is also professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry at MSM.  Since returning to the Morehouse School of Medicine, he has served as founding Director of the National Center for Primary Care (NCPC) and as Interim President of the Morehouse School of … Continue reading “David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States”

Atul Gawande, Executive Director, Ariadne Labs

Leading as a Surgeon by Day and Writer by Night Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is professor in both the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health … Continue reading “Atul Gawande, Executive Director, Ariadne Labs”

Paul Farmer, Chief Strategist and Co-Founder, Partners In Health

Paul Farmer on Leadership in Public Health for the Poor Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world’s poorest people. He chairs the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and is a founding director of Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that since 1987 has provided direct health care services and undertaken research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty. He … Continue reading “Paul Farmer, Chief Strategist and Co-Founder, Partners In Health”

Raul Ruiz, MPH ’07, U.S. Congressman serving California

From HSPH to the U.S. Congress: Leadership Lessons from an Alum The son of California farmworkers, United States Representative Raul Ruiz, MPH ’07 (D-CA), holds graduate degrees from Harvard in medicine, public policy and public health. Dr. Ruiz completed a residency in emergency medicine and a fellowship in international emergency medicine, during which he served as a consultant to the Ministries of Health of both Serbia and El Salvador. For his humanitarian work in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, Dr. … Continue reading “Raul Ruiz, MPH ’07, U.S. Congressman serving California”

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 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 Boston Globe’s “IDEAS Boston 2005” as one … Continue reading “Paula A. Johnson, Executive Director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology”

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

Convergence of Leadership in Tanzania: Physician to Professor to Parliament 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 Mwakyusa was elected to Parliament in 2000 … Continue reading “David Mwakyusa, Parliament Member and Former Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Tanzania”

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 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 building an interoperable, private and secure nationwide … Continue reading “David Blumenthal, Officer, Partners HealthCare, and Professor of Health Care Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School”