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Kristin Russell, MD, MBA

Associate Vice President, Clinical Transformation,, Humana Inc.

Kristin Russell is the Associate Vice President of Clinical Transformation at Humana where she leads a team responsible for accelerating Humana’s transformation from a traditional health insurance company to an integrated health services company. By focusing at the intersection of clinical quality, corporate strategy, and consumer experience, her team is developing an enterprise-wide approach to health measurement designed to drive innovation and organizational alignment in the service of improving consumer-centric health outcomes. Prior to leading this team, Kristin provided clinical leadership for Humana's COVID-19 response.

Kristin has diverse experience in payer, provider, and startup settings. She has advised numerous digital health companies and has held leadership positions at startups focused on clinical analytics and behavioral health. She is a faculty advisor to student entrepreneurs at Harvard, a consultant for MIT's student venture accelerator, and a judge for Mass Challenge's health tech accelerator. Kristin is a voting member of the NCQA Committee on Performance Measurement (CPM), a Steering Committee member of the AHIP Core Quality Measures Collaborative (CQMC), and a member of the Leadership Consortium at the National Quality Forum.

Dr. Russell graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in biology, received her M.D. from Columbia University, and received her MBA from MIT/Sloan. She did her post-graduate training at Harvard Medical School hospitals, completing her residency in psychiatry at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and her fellowship in child & adolescent psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. After training, Dr. Russell spent ten years as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School where she taught child psychiatry and psychopharmacology courses to medical students, residents, & fellows and provided care to patients at Massachusetts General Hospital.