Silos drive me crazy. Decades of experience across overlapping and interconnected disciplines and cultures â€“ government, business, law, and academia has taught me cross-stakeholder collaboration will build innovative and sustainable solutions.
I started my career as a federal agent investigating public corruption and procurement fraud. I served as a prosecutor and then in private practice representing businesses as a Partner at DLA Piper.
To build on my business experience, I earned my MBA at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. I then joined the leadership team of Central Management Services (CMS), a $12B state agency in Illinois. As Director, we built many successful cross-sector partnerships and worked to institutionalize private sector best practices into government operations.
In 2007, I returned to the private sector with UnitedHealthcare to build a new business-to-government (B2G) capability for state and local government. A government relations role working nationally on political, business and legal issues. I also worked as a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, began teaching as an adjunct professor at Kellogg and finally became full-time faculty and Executive Director of Healthcare at Kellogg (HCAK) in 2019.
Healthcare is an interconnected web of public and private payers, providers and producers all operating within layers of government regulation. We teach students and practitioners to make better decisions by understanding the wider organizational, strategic and market ecosystem.
My work as a federal agent, prosecutor, commercial litigator, state chief administrative officer, director with UnitedHealthcare, a senior fellow at UPenn, and now Executive Director of Healthcare at Kellogg and Clinical Associate Professor helps me understand the intricacies of the public-private nature of healthcare.
The Healthcare Strategy Consulting Lab (HC-Lab) applies your course work to current issues with leading companies across the health care ecosystem. This ten-week experiential learning HC-Lab emphasizes real-world problem solving on a wide range of unique challenges - from marketing to operations, and digital health to care coordination. The focus of the Spring 2024 class is on health equity - one of the most important concepts in healthcare today.
The class will meet five times as a group. Your team of 4-5 students work directly with senior leaders at your client. We use some class time to build on your strategy while offering everyone insights into each project so you can see how the health care value chain currently operates. Project options will be made available, and students will be allowed to rank preferences and work on projects that target their interests. Client sectors span across the health care industry and will likely include biopharma, providers, payers, and more. The final deliverable is a presentation with recommendations to the client. The HC-Lab lets you delve into the nitty-gritty of this complex industry and make recommendations on how to create and capture value for your client. Students must sign a non-disclosure agreement if required by a client.
Students who have not completed the prerequisite but believe they are a good candidate for this class should contact Prof. Campbell.
Students interested in the Healthcare Entrepreneurship Lab with Profs. Alicia Loffler, Pete McNerney, and Evan Norton should apply to HCAK-498-0 (11) for Spring 2024.
Field Studies include those opportunities outside of the regular curriculum in which a student is working with an outside company or non-profit organization to address a real-world business challenge for course credit under the oversight of a faculty member. This course is for 1 credit unit.