Google’s Newest Healthcare All-Star: Karen DeSalvo

  • By Emily French
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  • on October 18, 2019

Former Millennium Alliance Keynote Speaker & Obama Administration Health Official, Karen DeSalvo, has recently been appointed as the first Chief Health Officer at Google. The tech giant has recruited an all-star group of healthcare leaders, including former FDA Commissioner, Dr. Robert Califf, in stride of their ambitious efforts to disrupt the US healthcare market. 

Some of the most notable projects on Google Health’s radar include research on AI-driven cancer diagnosis to catch the disease before becoming life-impairing, as well as computer eye-screenings for diabetic retinopathy prevention, the leading cause of preventable blindness.

According to CNBC, “DeSalvo will advise Google on providers, doctors and nurses across the company’s cloud unit and Alphabet’s life sciences arm Verily, where she has been on the advisory board.” 

Given DeSalvo’s extensive background in both the public and private sectors, and her mainstay mission for affordable, high-quality healthcare for all, we’re excited to see how she’ll contribute to Google’s vision for a tech-enhanced future in healthcare. 

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