ChangeLab Solutions is excited to welcome three new board members who offer diverse leadership strengths to support our national partnerships. We look forward to the leadership and insights that they will bring to our team. Read on to learn more about them!
Lydia A. Isaac, PhD, MS, is vice president for health equity and policy at the National Urban League and also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Previously, she was associate research professor and executive director of the Health Policy Research Scholars program at George Washington University. She also served as director of policy and health systems analysis in the Office of Policy, Planning and Strategic Data in the First Deputy Commissioner’s office at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Throughout her career, Dr. Isaac has worked in local and state government as well as in academia, where she has taught classes on community health assessment and social disparities in health.
Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP, serves as senior vice president and chief medical officer of Aetna at CVS Health. He and his team lead the integration and delivery of clinical and population health solutions. Prior to joining CVS Health, Dr. Rhee was chief health officer of IBM, where he and his team were responsible for IBM’s efforts to transform health through the use of data, analytics, artificial intelligence, and services for hospitals, health systems, providers, health plans, employers, governments, and life science companies across the world. Before his tenure at IBM, Dr. Rhee held positions as chief public health officer at the US Health Resources and Services Administration; director of the Office of Innovation and Program Coordination at the National Institutes of Health; and adjunct assistant professor at George Washington University School of Public Health.
Lindsay F. Wiley, JD, MPH, is professor of law and faculty director of the Health Law and Policy Program at UCLA School of Law. Her research focuses on access to health care and healthy living conditions in the United States and globally. Wiley is the US rapporteur for Lex-Atlas: Covid-19, a global project comparing legal responses to COVID-19. She has held positions at American University Washington College of Law; the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University; and the Center for Law and the Public's Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is founder and co-chair of the Health Justice: Engaging Critical Perspectives Initiative and a former president and member of the board of directors of the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics.
All of our board members offer rich experience in promoting health equity — bringing perspectives from direct health care, public health policy, and public health law — and we are grateful for their creative leadership!