Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee

Healthcare trade publication Modern Healthcare has named Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, MD, MPH, MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Community Impact Officer, Ascension, a Minority Leader to Watch, part of its “Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare – 2020” recognition program. Dr. Duperval-Brownlee also serves as President and CEO of Providence Health System in Washington, D.C.

The biennial list honors “the top minority healthcare executives who are influencing the policy and care delivery models across the country,” Modern Healthcare said. “In doing so, they are also highlighting the continued need to nurture diversity in their organizations.”

Dr. Duperval-Brownlee provides direct oversight for the development and implementation of strategies and performance delivery to transform communities within Ascension markets, including healthy villages such as the one Ascension is creating in Washington, D.C., that socially integrate healthcare and non-healthcare partners to optimize the physical, mental, and financial health and well-being of a defined community. She also leads collaborations with partners to advance health equity through community health improvement and impacting the community-based social determinants of health to enable fulfillment of strategic goals through investment and program development.

During her tenure at Ascension, she has led several national quality improvement initiatives, the development of Ascension’s strategy to advance health equity and the performance on the Ascension goal to eliminate preventable healthcare outcome disparities.

Dr. Duperval-Brownlee received her Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering with a concentration in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University. She received her Master of Public Health from the Harvard University School of Public Health, specializing in healthcare policy and maternal child health and a Physician Executive Master of Business Administration, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. And she received her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She also is a member of the Ascension Leadership Academy.