Trudy Sullivan, MBA

Chief Communications and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer

Sullivan leads Communications and Diversity & Inclusion efforts as a Health Catalyst leadership team member. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BA in History from the University of Portland, Oregon. Sullivan brings experience in B2B, B2C + B2G environments, from innovative high tech companies, including biomedical, semiconductor and aerospace & defense. She spent more than a decade in healthcare, including serving more than one hundred Pacific Northwest hospital customers, as CEO of an American Red Cross blood services region. Sullivan’s functional experience includes Operations Management; Human Resources; Marketing; Business Development; Strategy; M & A; Investor, Government + Community Relations; and Brand Development.

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Advancing Health Equity: A Data-Driven Approach Closes the Gap Between Intent and Action

Improving health equity is gaining traction as a healthcare delivery imperative. Yet, while equity is indivisible from healthcare quality, many initiatives targeting disparities fall short. Organizations too often rely solely on leader and stakeholder passion and perseverance without sufficiently leveraging data and analytics to understand, measure, and support equity improvement efforts. It’s time for the industry to pursue equitable care with the same resources it uses in other key dimensions, such as safety and efficacy—by leveraging data. A data-driven approach to equity opens health system’s most advanced predictive resources to equity efforts, thereby driving massive, measurable, data-informed improvement that benefits all.

Profiles in Change: Emerging Black Leaders in Healthcare—Karis Stoudamire Phillips

Profiles in Change: Emerging Black Leaders in Healthcare series focuses on up and coming industry leaders that are driving meaningful change, particularly in overcoming the longstanding inequities in care in our organizations and in our communities. The interviews are intended to provide insight into these leaders’ perspectives and initiatives as they share their innovative best practices […]

Profiles in Change: Emerging Black Leaders and Influencers in Healthcare—Teri Bowles-Atherton

Profiles in Change: Emerging Black Leaders in Healthcare series focuses on up and coming industry leaders that are driving meaningful change, particularly in overcoming the longstanding inequities in care in our organizations and in our communities. The interviews are intended to provide insight into these leaders’ perspectives and initiatives as they share their innovative best […]

Profiles in Change: Emerging Black Leaders and Influencers in Healthcare—Delinah Hailey

Meet @Delinah Hailey, Health Catalyst’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team Lead. She’s the first leader I am introducing in my ongoing Profiles in Change: Emerging Black Leaders and Influencers in Healthcare series, which focuses on my heroes that are driving meaningful improvements and creating firsts, particularly in overcoming the longstanding inequities in our healthcare organizations, […]

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