Karen DeSalvo

Former National Coordinator for Health IT
Consumer Directed Exchange Advocate

Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, is a 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 healthcare, 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, the Board of Humana and on the Verily Advisory Board.