Dr. Taveras Named Mass General Brigham Chief Community Health Equity Officer

Kraft Center Executive Director, Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH, has been named the inaugural Chief Community Health Equity Officer for Mass General Brigham. In this new role, Taveras will work collaboratively with leaders from across the system to lead Mass General Brigham forward as a force for change in confronting inequity and racism. Taveras will lead the system efforts of United Against Racism focused on patient care and health equity and will drive a new systemwide strategy in community health; all with a focus on demonstrable outcomes. 

“Dr. Taveras is the perfect choice for this newly created role as she has extensive experience implementing evidence-based programs in both clinical and community settings,” said Tom Sequist, MD, MPH, Mass General Brigham Chief Patient Experience and Equity Officer. “There is tremendous work already underway across Mass General Brigham and by harnessing this collective strength under Dr. Taveras’ leadership we will accelerate our progress, making a difference in the lives of our patients and the communities we serve across the region and beyond.” 

Taveras currently serves as the Chief of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics and Executive Director of the Kraft Center for Community Health at Mass General Hospital. She will start her new role in mid-May while continuing her research work in the Department of Pediatrics at Mass General Hospital for Children and her leadership of the Kraft Center for Community Health at Mass General Hospital. 

Read the full press release here: https://www.massgeneralbrigham.org/newsroom/press-releases/elsie-taveras-named-first-mass-general-brigham-chief-community-health