Yale School of Management

Colloquium in Healthcare Leadership: Thursday Evening Series

Meet with the men and women who are leading efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of our healthcare system. Talk with thought leaders who craft policy at the state and federal level. Engage with life sciences entrepreneurs who are discovering and commercializing products that can extend and improve our lives. 

The Colloquium in Healthcare Leadership brings prominent leaders from public, private, and nonprofit healthcare organizations to campus for candid discussions. You will deepen your understanding of the major trends in healthcare as well as the challenges of being a leader in this space.

Thursday Evening Series - 6:30 PM, Beaumont Room, Sterling Hall of Medicine (2nd Floor), 333 Cedar Street

September 19, 2019

  • Mary-Ann Etiebet, MD (’03), MBA (’03), Executive Director, Merck for Mothers

    EtiebetDr. Mary-Ann Etiebet is the Lead & Executive Director of Merck for Mothers, Merck’s $500 million global health initiative to create a world where no woman dies while giving life. Working with over 160 partners in more than 45 countries, Merck for Mothers has improved access to quality maternity care services and modern contraception - two of the most powerful ways to end preventable maternal deaths - for nearly 9 million women worldwide.

    As the Lead of Merck for Mothers, Dr. Etiebet is responsible for successfully implementing high-impact maternal health programs and partnerships that integrate the private sector’s invention and expertise to empower women, equip health providers and strengthen health systems. Dr. Etiebet draws on extensive experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors for this role. She joins Merck from Premier Inc, where she was a Principal Consultant in the Population Health Management team. Previously, she served as Director of Ambulatory Care Strategies for New York City Health and Hospital. Her work in international health includes serving as the Senior Technical Advisor of the Institute of Human Virology-Nigeria, a PEPFAR implementing partner, while she was Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Disease at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

    Dr. Etiebet earned her MD and MBA from Yale University. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell and fellowship in Infectious Diseases Hospital System at New York-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center and is Board Certified in Infectious Diseases.

October 03, 2019

  • Michael Apkon, MD (’02), PhD, CEO, Tufts Medical Center

    Biography to come. 

October 10, 2019

  • Amanda Skinner, CNM, MBA (’08), President and CEO, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Inc.

    Biography to come. 

October 24, 2019

  • Eric Schultz, MBA (’07), Former CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

    Biography to come. 

October 31, 2019

  • Thomas Scully, JD General Partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson, Stowe Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    Biography to come. 

November 07, 2019

  • Troy Brennan, MD (’82), MPH (’82), JD (’84), Executive VP & Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health

    Biography to come. 

November 14, 2019

  • Mandy Cohen, MD (’05), MPH, DHHS Secretary, State of North Carolina

    Biography to come.  

December 05, 2019

  • Iyah Romm, CEO & Co-Founder, Cityblock Health

    RommIyah Romm is the CEO and Co-founder of Cityblock Health, the first tech-driven provider for communities with complex needs. By scaling primary care, behavioral health, and social services with custom-built technology, Cityblock is bringing better care to neighborhoods that have historically had poor access to quality, affordable healthcare.

    Iyah founded Cityblock on the premise that health is local. In October 2017, he led the launch of Cityblock with the support of Sidewalk Labs and has since raised over $85 million in funding from leading healthcare and technology investors. To date, Cityblock has partnered with innovative health plans to improve community health—first with EmblemHealth in New York, followed by ConnectiCare in Connecticut, and starting in late 2019, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina— and is today serving thousands of members in lower-income neighborhoods.

    Iyah is known nationally as an expert policymaker and practitioner in the field of transforming healthcare delivery and financing. Before Cityblock, Iyah was the Chief Transformation Officer at Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) in Massachusetts. There, he helped to steward nearly $1 billion in insurance premiums and care for tens of thousands of Medicaid and Medicare recipients. Iyah also played a significant role in Massachusetts’ healthcare reform efforts, holding leadership roles at the Health Policy Commission, the state Department of Public Health, and as affiliate faculty at Dr. Atul Gawande’s Ariadne Labs.

    Iyah studied Biology at Brandeis University and medicine at Boston University before dropping out. He is usually found with his wife and two kids, either chasing garbage trucks in Brooklyn or sailing.

January 23, 2020

  • Rahul Rajkumar, MD (’04), JD (’06), Sr. Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

    Biography to come. 

January 30, 2020

  • Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS, Director and CMS Chief Medical Officer, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

    Biography to come. 

February 06, 2020

  • Bob Kocher, MD, Partner, Venrock (Healthcare IT Services)

    Biography to come. 

March 05, 2020

  • Jesse James, MD (’05), MBA (’05), Chief Medical Information Officer, Evolent Health

    Biography to come. 

April 02, 2020

  • Kurt Small, MBA (’09), President of Federal Government Services, Anthem Inc.

    Biography to come. 

April 16, 2020

  • Michael Sherling, MD (’02), MBA (‘02), Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder, Modernizing Medicine

    Biography to come. 

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