Karen DeSalvo, MD

Professor of Medicine and Population Health; Former Assistant for Health

University of Texas Austin Dell Medical School; National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc is physician who is a Professor of Medicine and Population Health at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. She is a thought leader working at the intersection of health care, public health, and information technology to improve the health of people and communities with a focus on catalyzing solutions to address the all the determinants of health. She is co-convener of the National Alliance to Impact the Social Determinants of Health. She served in the Obama Administration as National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Assistant Secretary for Health (Acting). She was previously Vice Dean for Community Affairs and Health Policy at Tulane School of Medicine and Health Commissioner for the City of New Orleans. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, serves on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the Boards of Director for Humana and Welltower, and on the Verily Advisory Board.

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