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Karen DeSalvo

Chief Health Officer, Google Health; Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

Karen DeSalvo is chief health officer of Google Health, leading a team of health professionals at Google who provide clinical guidance for the development of inclusive research, products, and services. A physician executive working at the intersection of medicine, public health, and information technology, she was previously national coordinator for health information technology and acting assistant health secretary in the Obama administration. DeSalvo was New Orleans health commissioner from 2011 to 2014 and, prior to that, vice dean for community affairs and health policy at Tulane University School of Medicine, where she was a practicing internal medicine physician, educator, and researcher. She serves on the Council of the National Academy of Medicine.

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