I help people navigate health and technology. I recently served as the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This Washington Post article captures the essence of my role at HHS, as does this Wall Street Journal article. And in this speech I explain how we created space for innovation at a federal agency.
From September 2014 – May 2015 I was the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation after 14 years at the Pew Research Center, where I directed the health and technology portfolio.
My work is enriched by the people I affectionately call the health geek tribe. I can’t imagine doing the work I do without the help of my community. So thanks for being here!
Here’s where I publish and hang out online:
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Please note: I’m happy to hear from people who have questions, ideas, stories, business plans, etc., but I rarely have time to engage in these wonderful “over the transom” inquiries. When I do, I post my thoughts as a public Q&A. Check out those posts — and please join in the conversation!
If you are looking for more details on my background and experience, here’s my LinkedIn profile and current bio:
Susannah Fox most recently served as the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She was responsible for helping HHS harness the power of data and technology to improve the health and welfare of the nation. As CTO, Susannah created opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation across the Department’s 27 divisions and 80,000+ employees.
Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Susannah served as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, helping to catalyze new ways to think about challenges and develop solutions that deliver impact. She has also advised organizations like the Collaborative Chronic Care Network as they work to improve care delivery by including people living with IBD, diabetes, and cystic fibrosis on their innovation teams.
From 2000-14, Susannah was an Associate Director of the Internet Project at the Pew Research Center where she helped quantify and explain the social impact of the internet. She pioneered participatory research methods at the Center in order to explore how information technology and social media affect the health care industry and the consumer health care experience, with a special focus on people living with chronic and rare conditions.
Susannah has a B.A. in Anthropology from Wesleyan University.
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