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Karen DeSalvo, MD

Chief Health Officer


Karen DeSalvo is chief health officer at Google, where she leads a team of health professionals who provide guidance for the development of health research, products and services across Google. Dr. DeSalvo’s career has focused on improving health and eliminating disparities, and she leans on deep experience working at the intersection of medicine, public health and IT.

Before joining Google, Dr. DeSalvo was national coordinator for health IT and assistant secretary for health (acting) in the Obama administration. During her time in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. DeSalvo focused on creating a more consumer-oriented, transparent and value-based health system. She served as the New Orleans health commissioner following Hurricane Katrina. Previously, she was vice dean for community affairs and health policy at the Tulane School of Medicine, where she was a practicing internal medicine physician, educator, researcher and leader. She serves on the Council of the National Academy of Medicine.


Hot Topic: Leveraging Technology to Address Healthcare’s Biggest Challenges

Presented by Karen DeSalvo, MD at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, March 29th.

The future of healthcare is at the intersection of medicine, public health and information technology, collaborating to improve the health of individuals and entire communities. Join Karen DeSalvo, MD, chief health officer at Google, for an engaging fireside chat where she will provide insights into how collaborations between big tech and healthcare can tackle some…