Dr. Nora Dennis is the lead medical director for Behavioral Health and Health Equity at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. She oversees the behavioral health team’s pursuit of strategic and operational excellence, with a focus on value-based care and alternative payment models. In addition, she drives health equity strategy for the Health Care division. Dr. Dennis is a board-certified psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist. She attended medical school and completed her residency at Duke University and received her MSPH from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Public Health. Dr. Dennis continues to serve as an adjunct assistant professor in the Duke University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.