Leadership Changes on Our Board

ChangeLab appreciates our board's leadership!

ChangeLab Solutions is pleased to welcome Dr. Oxiris Barbot as our new board chair and extends our deepest appreciation to outgoing board chair Adolph Falcón for his leadership and guidance over the past year. In addition, we are excited to welcome our newest board member, Nicolas Terry, professor of law and executive director of the Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Our board members bring creative leadership informed by rich experience in promoting health equity from perspectives of public health and public health law.

ChangeLab Solutions welcomes a new board chair and a new board member and offers deep appreciation for our outgoing chair!

Oxiris Barbot, MD

With more than 25 years’ experience in public health and health care delivery, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, MD, has dedicated her career to achieving health equity. As commissioner of health for New York City, she led the nation’s largest municipal health department in centering an equity agenda on communities, bridging public health and health care delivery, and leveraging data for action and policy. She successfully guided the city's responses to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and to New York City's largest measles outbreak in 30 years. As an innovative public health leader, Dr. Barbot has championed addressing health inequities in several major cities along the East Coast. In 2010, Dr. Barbot was appointed commissioner of health for Baltimore City, and from 2003 to 2010, she served as medical director of New York City's public schools. Dr. Barbot also served as chief of pediatrics and community medicine at Unity Health Care, Inc., a federally qualified health center in Washington, DC.


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Nicolas Terry, LLM, is the Hall Render Professor of Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where he serves as executive director of the Hall Center for Law and Health and teaches health care and health policy courses. His recent scholarship deals with health privacy, mobile health, Big Data, artificial intelligence, and the opioid overdose epidemic, and he has received several grants related to substance use. In 2016, Terry testified before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on regulation of mobile health apps, and in 2018, he appeared before the Senate Special Committee on Aging to provide expertise on opioids policy. In 2020 and 2021, he was a member of the editorial team that oversaw the two volumes of the COVID-19 Policy Playbook. Terry blogs for Harvard Law School’s Bill of Health and hosts a podcast, The Week in Health Law.

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We’d like to offer a special thank-you to our outgoing board chair, Adolph Falcón, MPP, who will be taking the role of secretary on our board. Falcón is a nationally recognized expert on Hispanic health issues. He is executive vice president of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and director of the Healthy Americas Institute at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He has played important roles in several pieces of federal legislation, including the Disadvantaged Minority Health Improvement Act of 1990, the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act, and the Personal Care Products Safety Act. He has also worked on initiatives funded by federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institutes of Health. He currently leads initiatives on youth vaping with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and on equity in human services with The Kresge Foundation. He also serves on the board of National Assembly Business Services, one of the nation’s largest group purchasing plans for nonprofits, and on the advisory boards of the Nonprofit Finance Fund and Sesame Street in Communities, among others.

With gratitude and excitement, we look forward to the leadership and insights that Dr. Oxiris Barbot, Nicolas Terry, and Adolph Falcón will bring to ChangeLab Solutions’ team in their new roles.