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Karen DeSalvo

Karen DeSalvo

Keynote Speaker: Chief Health Officer at Google, Former Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Karen DeSalvo Biography

Dr. Karen DeSalvo is the Chief Health Officer of Google and the Former Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. DeSalvo is a physician who has focused her career toward improving access to affordable, high quality care for all people, especially vulnerable populations, and promoting overall health. She has done this through direct patient care, medical education, policy and administrative roles, research, and public service.

On October 17, 2019, Google appointed DeSalvo its new chief health officer. DeSalvo is also a professor of medicine and population health at University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School.

Formerly, she was the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, where she set high level policy and the strategic direction of the office, including efforts related to interoperability. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the nation’s health IT efforts to adopt and meaningfully use health information technology, and collectively achieve health information technology interoperability, as a foundational element of better health for everyone in America.

Before joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, she was Health Commissioner for the City of New Orleans, and Senior Health Policy Advisor to New Orleans Mayor Mitchell Landrieu, from 2011-2014. While there, she transformed the outmoded health department to one that has since achieved national accreditation, and restored health care to devastated areas of the city, including leading the establishment of a public hospital.

Following Hurricane Katrina, Dr. DeSalvo was a community leader in building an innovative and award-winning model of neighborhood-based primary care and mental health services for low-income, uninsured and other vulnerable individuals that boasts a sophisticated health IT infrastructure.

Dr. DeSalvo has received many honors, including recognition as a "Woman of Excellence in Health Care" by the Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus. In 2013, Governing Magazine named Dr. DeSalvo one of nine Public Officials of the Year. The American Medical Student Association recognized her with a Women’s Leader Award in 2014. Modern Healthcare named her one of the 50 most influential physician executives in 2014.

Dr. DeSalvo earned her Medical Doctorate and Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University, and Master's in Clinical Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health. She has an honorary doctorate from her alumnus institution, Suffolk University.

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Karen DeSalvo Videos

What's Next After a Vaccine is Made | Google Zeitgeist 2020
How tech companies can help combat the pandemic and reshape public health
Dr. Karen DeSalvo & David Feinberg, MD: COVID-19's Impact

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What topics does Karen DeSalvo speak about?

Karen DeSalvo is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Health, Healthcare, Medicine, Computer Science, Female Leadership, Influential Women, TED, Business, Leadership, Business Leadership and Public Health.

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Karen DeSalvo generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Karen DeSalvo is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Health, Healthcare and Medicine. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Karen DeSalvo generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Patrice A. Harris, Dr. Joel Selanikio and Glen Tullman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Karen DeSalvo for an upcoming event.

Karen DeSalvo Videos

What's Next After a Vaccine is Made | Google Zeitgeist 2020
How tech companies can help combat the pandemic and reshape public health
Dr. Karen DeSalvo & David Feinberg, MD: COVID-19's Impact
Karen DeSalvo and more | Default=Health: How Tech Can Refactor ...

Karen DeSalvo Reviews

  • I really appreciate the efforts of the entire AAE team in making Dr. DeSalvo's appearance at the 2018 GLHC Summit such a huge success. The process was stress free and you all are a pleasure to work with. I'd also like to extend a special word of thanks to the logistics team, who has gone out of their way to assure that every detail was met! I will certainly recommend All American Entertainment, and look forward to working together in planning our future events! - Brian Mack, Manager of Marketing & Communications, Great Lakes Health Connect
    Great Lakes Health Connect - Sep 20 2018

  • Care Wisconsin - Sep 08 2018

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