Advisory Board

Advisory Board


The Duke-Margolis Center is overseen by Duke University Provost Sally Kornbluth and Duke's 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, MSc
CEO, Care Solutions at Optum

David Feinberg, MD, MBA
Vice President, Google Health

Rebekah Gee, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Louisiana State University Schools of Public Health & Medicine

Joseph Jimenez
Former CEO, Novartis

David P. King, JD
Executive Chairman of the Board, Laboratory Corporation of America

Esther Krofah, MPP
Executive Director, Faster Cures

The Honorable Michael O. Leavitt
Founder and Chair, Leavitt Partners

Michelle McMurry-Heath, MD, PhD
President and CEO, BIO

Jessica Mega, MD, MPH
Chief Medical and Scientific 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
Senior Advisor, Frazier Healthcare Partners