Kristin Russell, MD, MBA, is the Associate Vice President of Clinical Transformation at Humana where she leads a new team tasked with 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, she provided clinical leadership for Humana's COVID-19 response.
Dr. Russell has diverse experience in strategy, analytics, and clinical care. She has two decades of experience evaluating the clinical and financial viability of emerging healthcare technologies and innovative business models. She has advised numerous digital health companies and has held leadership positions at startups focused on clinical analytics and behavioral health. Dr. Russell 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. Dr. Russell is also a member of the National Quality Forum’s Leadership Consortium and the Committee on Performance Measurement at NCQA.
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, authored numerous publications, and provided psychiatric care to patients at Massachusetts General Hospital and in private practice.