<p>Brown University’s Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program has appointed a nine-member advisory committee. The advisers, from healthcare industries and organizations, will help the program focus on the nation's rapidly changing healthcare landscape.</p>

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University’s Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) program today announced the members of its newly established advisory committee. The membership includes executives from healthcare industries, and medical, academic, and foundation leaders. The EMHL advisory committee will provide insight into the demands of the rapidly changing healthcare landscape to help ensure that Brown’s program offers students timely business and industry knowledge and fosters in them the skills necessary to lead the transformation of the healthcare industry.

“We are very pleased and energized to have an advisory committee of this high caliber,” said Jennifer Aizenman, EMHL program director. “Our EMHL program serves the changing needs of executives, and our advisory committee brings real-world knowledge of the rapidly evolving health care landscape and helps ensure that the program continues to drive the cutting edge of the healthcare arena in the future.”

Members of Brown’s EMHL advisory committee are:

  • Peter Andruszkiewicz, president and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island;
  • Anne C. Beal, M.D., M.P.H., chief operating officer, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute;
  • Karen Davis, Ph.D., president, The Commonwealth Fund (through December 2012); director, Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, Johns Hopkins University (as of January 1, 2013);
  • Constance A. Howes, J.D., FACHE, president and CEO, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island;
  • William Looney, M.P.A., editorial director, Pharmaceutical Executive magazine;
  • Robert Restuccia, M.P.A., executive director, Community Catalyst;
  • George Thibault, M.D., president, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation;
  • Stephen Weiner, LL.B., chair, Health Law Practice, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
  • Gail Wilensky, Ph.D., economist and senior fellow, Project HOPE.

“As leaders from the provider, insurance, life sciences, legal, advocacy, and scholarly communities, our advisory committee members will share their insight and expertise to help ensure that the program exceeds expectations and delivers exceptional value to our students,” said Judith Bentkover, academic development director of the EMHL program.

The Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program builds on Brown’s strength in public health and policy, health economics, and evidence-based medicine. It is designed for leaders in clinical care, hospital and health system administration, insurance, the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors, and from legal, consulting, and patient advocacy settings who will benefit from the diverse perspectives of others in the program. These executives will continue working while pursuing this degree through intensive study online and on campus. Graduates of the program will be prepared to face the critical challenges in their organizations and across healthcare with new knowledge, skills, and a multidisciplinary perspective.

Brown’s Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program is an accelerated program of intense study focused on leading transformative change in the  healthcare industry. For more information on the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership, visit www.brown.edu/executive.