Speakers

Trudy Sullivan, MBA

Chief Communications Officer and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Health Catalyst

Sullivan leads Communications and Diversity & Inclusion efforts as a Health Catalyst leadership team member. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BA in History from the University of Portland, Oregon. Sullivan brings experience in B2B, B2C + B2G environments, from innovative high tech companies, including biomedical, semiconductor and aerospace & defense. She spent more than a decade in healthcare, including serving more than one hundred Pacific Northwest hospital customers, as CEO of an American Red Cross blood services region. Sullivan’s functional experience includes Operations Management; Human Resources; Marketing; Business Development; Strategy; M & A; Investor, Government + Community Relations; and Brand Development.

Speaker Sessions

38 – Diversity + Data for Improved Care (Panel) (Strategy; Course Level-Beginning)

“We allow ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.” ~ Maya Angelou

When people are at their most vulnerable and seeking solutions, support, and healing from our healthcare system, can the limitations of bias negatively affect their experiences and outcomes? Learn from our panel of diverse speakers who are taking a proactive role in combining diversity with data to improve health care outcomes for all.

The panelists will discuss the following topics:

  • How bias unfavorably affects disease manifestation, diagnosis, prognosis, and healthcare outcomes.
  • Strategies for data plus diversity of thought to reduce disparities.
  • How eliminating bias improves access and outcomes.
  • Keys for improvement—understanding the data, sharing best practices, and change management.