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Episode #7 of the Charged podcast.
Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH, is the deputy director of the Disparities Solutions Center at Mass General. Beginning with the Peace Corps after college, Aswita has devoted her career to lifting disenfranchised groups. Hear how she’s also charted her own path to success and leadership along the way.
In her role as deputy director at the Disparities Solutions Center, Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH, helps chart the center’s growth. She is a key member of the senior management team and supervises the broad portfolio of projects and administration of the center. These include collaborations with internal and external partners on guidance on collecting race, ethnicity, language and other social determinants of health data; developing disparities dashboards that stratify quality measures by race, ethnicity and language; and developing recommendations for data collection in pediatric patients.
Aswita also oversees the Disparities Leadership Program, an executive-level leadership program on how to address disparities, and the Healthcare Quality and Equity Action Forum, a national conference for healthcare leaders interested in addressing disparities.
Aswita has over 20 years of professional experience in the areas of disparities, maternal and child health, elder homelessness and HIV testing and counseling. She received her MBA from Babson College and her MS in Public Health from Tulane University. She is a former Peace Corps Volunteer, where she spent two years in rural Nigeria.
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