Advisory Board

The Duke-Margolis Center is overseen by Provost Sally Kornbluth and Chancellor of Health Affairs Eugene Washington, who also serve on the Center’s External Advisory Board, chaired by Dr. Robert Margolis.

Approximately fifteen senior advisors serve on the advisory board, bringing experience from policy-relevant public and private sectors including healthcare payers, legislative, biomedical, foundation, and high technology. The Board’s advisory function will be served predominantly through participation in bi-annual face-to-face meetings, alternating between the Washington, DC and Durham, NC locations, but advisors may also provide occasional advice for particular initiatives.

Current members are:

Drew Altman, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

David Brailer, MD, PhD
Managing Partner, Health Evolution

Patrick Conway, MD
former President and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Susan Dentzer
President and CEO, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI)

David Feinberg, MD, MBA
President & Chief Executive Officer, Geisinger Health

Joseph Jimenez
Former CEO, Novartis

David P. King, JD
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Laboratory Corporation of America

Governor Michael O. Leavitt
Leavitt Partners

Jessica Mega, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer, Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences)

Dan Mendelson, MPP
President, Avalere Health

Debra L. Ness, MS
President, National Partnership for Women & Families

Peter Orszag, PhD
Vice Chairman of Investment Banking & Global Co-Head of Healthcare, Lazard

Barbara Wachsman
Director, Strategy & Engagement, Enterprise Benefits, The Walt Disney Company