Sadiqa Mahmood, DDS, MPH is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Life Sciences business at Health Catalyst and contributes to the overall vision and growth for the company. Sadiqa’s work focuses on identifying and addressing areas of high unmet need for therapeutic development through application of real-world data. She is an advisor to several healthcare organizations and global policy makers. Sadiqa is a dental surgeon and holds a master’s degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Passionate about improving access to care and patient outcomes by leveraging data and healthcare ecosystem, Sadiqa has spent her career at the intersection of medicine, policy, technology, and analytics. Previously she led clinical analytics, quality and safety, value-based contracting, and population health across healthcare organizations, including the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Partners HealthCare System, and Boston Medical Center. Sadiqa has been an advocate of collaborative learning system in healthcare and has steered cross-industry multi-stakeholder national and global collaborations to drive healthcare innovation.
She joined Health Catalyst in 2019 as SVP of Medical Affairs. Sadiqa has lived and worked in Asia and UK in addition to the US. She is based in Boston, Massachusetts. Outside of work, she is a Formula 1 fan and races as a member of a local team.
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