Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Community Impact Officer, Ascension
President and Chief Executive Officer, Providence Health System
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 • 10:45 AM–12:00 PM
In her role as Chief Community Impact Officer, Dr. Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee provides direct oversight for the development and implementation of strategies to strengthen communities within Ascension markets, where patient needs demand an evolution of the investment in healthcare delivery, programs, space and facilities. This work includes developing and transforming campuses, which socially integrates healthcare and non-healthcare partners to optimize the physical, mental, and financial health and well-being of a defined community. She also serves as the President and CEO for Providence Health System in Washington DC, currently undergoing a transformation into a vibrant health village that expands ambulatory care, addresses social determinants and provides key services that enables members in communities to be healthy. In her time at Ascension, where she directed the creation and implementation of the strategy to advance health equity for Ascension, including efforts of accelerating safety and quality improvement, building healthy communities, and identifying and eliminating disparities in healthcare outcomes.
Prior to joining Ascension, Dr. Duperval-Brownlee practiced clinical medicine and served as a clinical and operational leader in Federally Qualified Health Centers, where she advocated for equitable access and quality of care and built programs to address health disparities.
A board-certified Family Physician for over 20 years, Dr. Duperval-Brownlee earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. Upon completing residency in Family Medicine in Illinois, she earned a master’s Degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health and later an Executive MBA from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is also a graduate of the Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health at Harvard University.