Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc is physician who is Professor of Medicine and Population Health at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. She is a nationally recognized thought leader working at the intersection of health care, public health, and information technology to improve the health of people and communities with a focus on catalyzing policy and practice solutions to address the non-medical determinants of health. Dr. DeSalvo was previously Vice Dean for Community Affairs and Health Policy at Tulane School of Medicine and Health Commissioner for the City of New Orleans. She most recently served in the Obama Administration at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Assistant Secretary for Health (Acting). Dr. DeSalvo is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). She serves on the Board of Directors for Humana and on the Verily Advisory Board. She is a graduate of Tulane University Schools of Medicine and Public Health.