Biomedical Informatics Entrepreneurs Salon: Kathy Giusti
December 8th, 2021 ~ 05:00pm - 06:00pm
Zoom; please register for details
A monthly conversation about medicine, biology, computers, and entrepreneurship, hosted by Harvard OTD and the HMS Dept. of Biomedical Informatics. Open to all.
Featured Speaker: Kathy Giusti, MBA '85, founder of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and co-chair of the HBS Kraft Precision Medicine Accelerator.
Kathy Giusti, MBA '85
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Founder and Chief Mission Officer
Kathy Giusti, MBA '85, is the Founder and Chief Mission Officer of
the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (the MMRF), founded in 1998.
Ms. Giusti Co-Chairs the Harvard Business School (HBS) Kraft Precision
Medicine Accelerator, which she helped found in 2016, as a Senior Fellow
at Harvard Business School.
Ms. Giusti is a business leader and a healthcare disrupter with over
three decades of experience. Prior to founding the MMRF, from 1992 to
1997, Ms. Giusti held various positions including the Executive Director
of Worldwide Arthritis Franchise at G.D. Searle & Company. From
1985 to 1990, Ms. Giusti served as a Marketing Executive for Gillette.
Ms. Giusti served as a Sales & Marketing executive at Merck from
1980 to 1983. Ms. Giusti has served on a variety of boards including
President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative Working Group and served
as an advisor to the Biden Moonshot program. She was named to the
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), the
National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB), and the National Cancer Policy
Board (NCPB). She served on the board of IMS Health and is on the
advisory boards of Verily. Ms. Giusti is a member of the FasterCures
Non-Profit Council and the Harvard Business School Health Advisory
Ms. Giusti has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and was ranked #19 on Fortune’s list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. Ms. Giusti received her MBA in general management from Harvard Business School and holds a B.S. and an honorary doctorate from the University of Vermont.
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