The Health Care Initiative serves as a gateway for health care research, educational programs, and entrepreneurial projects across all sectors of the health care industry. Through this powerful alliance of key stakeholders, HBS encourages leadership that makes an immediate and lasting impact on health care practices to enhance services, reduce costs and expand access with the goal of improving health outcomes.
THE HEALTH CARE INITIATIVE SupporTS:
The HCI is commited to supporting the delivery of an MBA program that allows students to focus on health care through industry-related courses, extracurricular activities, and recruiting opportunities.
The HCI facilitates collaboration among faculty members, promote the generation of new knowledge and concepts in health care management and innovation, and disseminate these works.
The HCI engages alumni to participate in health care activities at HBS and support the ongoing development of the alumni health care network.
The HCI develops programs that disseminate knowledge and influence practice across all sectors of the health care industry.
hEALTH CARE INITIATIVE LEADERSHIP:
Richard Hamermesh created and teaches the second-year MBA elective, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital in Health Care. As the first faculty chair of the Health Care Initiative, Professor Hamermesh plays a critical role in defining and shaping the mission of the Initiative. He continues to have a hands-on role in leading and promoting the Initiative.
Robert Huckman teaches the second-year course in Operations Strategy and has taught executive education programs and the first-year course in Technology and Operations Management. He is a Faculty Research Fellow in the health care program of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the co-chair of the management track of Harvard's doctoral program in health policy.
Cara Sterling, Director
Cara Sterling is the director of the Health Care Initiative at Harvard Business School. As its founding director, she is responsible for creating and overseeing all aspects of the Initiative, including student programming, alumni outreach, and health care faculty support. She holds MBA and MPH degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining HBS Cara worked in the health care industry for 15 years with payor, provider, and biopharma organizations.
Frank Sutter, Assistant Director
Frank Sutter is the assistant director of the Health Care Initiative at HBS. He holds a BS from Northeastern University and a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences. Prior to joining HBS, Frank founded an integrative medical clinic in Chicago where he worked extensively with advanced diagnostic companies, direct care delivery and third party payor networks. He previously worked in corporate public relations for 8 years.
Tracy Perry, Program Manager
Tracy Saxton Perry is the Program Manager for the Blavatnik Fellowship in Life Science Entrepreneurship. She is responsible for the administration of the program including the admissions process, marketing, finance, and human resources. Tracy holds a BA from Manhattanville College. Prior to joining HBS, Tracy worked in the non-profit and hospitality industries for 12 years.
P. Myer Nore, Information Systems Specialist
Myer Nore is the Information Systems Specialist for the Health Care Initiative.
Health Care Initiative Advisory Board
The Harvard Business School HCI Advisory Board provides oversight to the Initiative. This active group of senior health care professionals from across the globe provides input on the health care curriculum, offers opinions on research direction, supports student placement efforts, and assists in promoting the Health Care Initiative.