Dr. Kate Tulenko

Vice President for Health Systems Innovation, IntraHealth International

Dr. Kate Tulenko

Vice President for Health Systems Innovation, IntraHealth International

Biography

Dr. Kate Tulenko is a globally recognized expert in health workforce, digital health/eHealth, global health security, and health systems strengthening. She currently serves as Vice President for Health Systems Innovation at IntraHealth International, a global non-profit organization which has worked for over thirty-five year in over one hundred countries to support the needs of health workers in under-served communities.  IntraHealth’s innovations include iHRIS (the most widely used open source workforce database), the Dean’s Dashboard management software for health professional schools, an Android-based mobile phone electronic medical record and decision support system for community health workers, and other mobile phone software. She previously served as the Director of CapacityPlus, the US government’s flagship global health workforce project.  Before joining IntraHealth, Dr. Tulenko coordinated the World Bank’s Africa Health Workforce Program.

Dr. Tulenko has served on expert panels for the World Health Organization, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Aspen Institute, the American Hospital Association, and other organizations.  Her most recent book “Insourced” identifies the links between the US and global health worker shortage and offers affordable solutions.  Dr. Tulenko has had articles or reviews in the New York Times, Salon.com, Foreign Policy, and the Huffington Post.

Dr. Tulenko has degrees from Harvard University; the University of Cambridge; the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She serves on the board of the National Physicians Alliance and on the Advisory Board of the Global Business School Network and DRASA Trust. Dr. Tulenko is an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and has received a Rainer Arnhold Fellowship for innovation in global development.

Dr. Tulenko has received communications and media training through the World Bank’s Development Communications program and from the National Physicians Alliance. She has been interviewed for print, radio, and television by a variety of media outlets including the Huffington Post, Washington Times, NPR, Chinese Central TV (CCTV), Voice of America, BBC Africa, Reuters Africa, Arise Television Network, Al Hurrah TV, Africa Journal, AMN Healthcare News, Minnesota Public Radio, the World Future Society, and the Hindustan Times.