Clinical Research as a Care Option Speakers

Toyin Okanlawon, MD, MPH

Senior Researcher, Harvard Business School

Institute for Strategy & Competitiveness

Toyin Okanlawon, MD, MPH is a Lecturer and Senior Health Care Project Leader at Harvard Business School. As a member of Professor Michael Porter’s Value Based Health Care Delivery Team at the Institute for Strategy and Competiveness, Toyin develops strategy for transitioning health systems to value-based care models and helps clients implement the changes necessary to transform their business models. Other key projects include helping a large tertiary health care system form multidisciplinary care teams to enable high quality care in its specialty and primary care centers; developing and negotiating payment models for a community hospital; and working with other key industry stakeholders (IT vendors, pharmaceutical companies, etc.) on corporate strategy that aligns with value based health care. Additionally, Toyin lectures on health care management topics to executives and graduate school students.

Toyin graduated from Vanderbilt School of Medicine and did his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Toyin completed his MPH in Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health, where he was a Zuckerman Fellow. Previously, Toyin worked in health system transformation in Australia as a Fulbright Scholar.

Outside HBS, Toyin served on the public health committee for the American Medical Association (AMA) and is member of its Joy in Medicine national taskforce for physician wellness. In addition to his research and clinical roles, Toyin advises Harvard College students interested in health care careers and was the recipient of Harvard University’s top award, the Star Family Award for Excellence in Advising.

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