Health Care Innovator and Author
B.A., Brown University, Providence, RI, MBA with distinction, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA
Healthcare consumerism, Healthcare business and policy, Health insurance, Healthcare innovation and strategy, Consumer behavior, insights, and empowerment, Marketing and communications
Former health insurance executive turned author, The Health Care Consumer’s Manifesto (Praeger 2020)
Articles and commentaries have appeared on sites such as Forbes.com, USC’s Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, HealthyWomen, MoneyGeek, The Hill, USA Today, and the Harvard Business Review Blog
Original research has appeared in JAMA Network Open and the Journal of Participatory Medicine
B.A. in Bioethics from Brown University and M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School
Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow, Eisenhower Fellow, and former Boston Business Journal 40-under-40 honoree
Deborah D. Gordon has spent her career trying to level the playing field for healthcare consumers. She is author of The Health Care Consumer’s Manifesto: How to Get the Most for Your Money (Praeger 2020), based on consumer research she conducted as a Senior Fellow in the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.
She is the former Chief Marketing Officer of an award-winning Medicaid health plan and former CEO of a health technology firm. She is an Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow and an Eisenhower Fellow. She was previously recognized as a Boston Business Journal 40-under-40 honoree. Deb volunteers as a Fierce Health Innovation Awards judge, a mentor in the MIT Delta V entrepreneurship accelerator, and with the Society for Participatory Medicine.
She is a Forbes.com contributor on healthcare consumerism. Her research and commentaries have appeared in JAMA Network Open, Journal of Participatory Medicine, the Harvard Business Review blog, USA Today, RealClear Politics, TheHill, Kiplinger, HealthyWomen, and MoneyGeek.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in bioethics from Brown University and an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School.
- 11 Hidden Gems You Might Miss If The Affordable Care Act Is Overturned, Forbes
- Health Care on the Line: What Americans Will Do for health insurance, USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism
- Managing Chronic Pain in Rural America, HealthyWomen
- It’s 2020. Now You Can Vote From Your Hospital Room, Forbes
- How To Avoid Costly Financial Mistakes During Open Enrollment, Forbes
- Is Long-Term Care Insurance Worth the Money? HealthyWomen
- Managing Finances and Covering the Mortgage During Cancer Treatment, MoneyGeek
- American Job Losses and Recovery by State, MoneyGeek
- LGBTQ+ Financial Guide to Becoming a Parent, MoneyGeek
- Physicians have responsibility to patients to talk about the cost of care, prescriptions, USA Today
- American Companies Should Stop Being Helicopter Parents, Harvard Business Review Blog
- Health-Care Executives: How to Prepare for the Onslaught of Confused Consumers, Harvard Business Review Blog