On Saturday, May 12, 2018, Lisa E. Harris, M.D., Eskenazi Health’s chief executive officer will give the keynote address at the graduation ceremony for the IU Richard M Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. Dr. Harris and Eskenazi Health have partnered with the Fairbanks School of Public Health in various capacities over the years, and it is a true honor to have her speak.
Dedicating her career to improving health care for vulnerable and underserved populations, Dr. Harris has practiced medicine for 30 years at nationally recognized Eskenazi Health, one of America’s essential health care systems. Today, she leads Eskenazi Health while remaining actively engaged in patient care, research, teaching and the local community as a whole.
Long before national health care reform took shape in America, Dr. Harris concentrated Eskenazi Health’s resources on prevention, health promotion and primary care, asserting that the greatest opportunity to improve the health and vitality of a community is to keep people well in the first place. She is intensely focused on improving access to patient-centered, comprehensive, community-based primary and mental health care, health promotion and effective chronic disease management.
In addition to her role as Eskenazi Health’s CEO, Dr. Harris serves as associate dean and professor of medicine for the IU School of Medicine. She is a John F. Williams, Jr., M.D. Scholar, and an active leader in the local community, serving as a board member for America’s Essential Hospitals, Regenstrief Institute, American Red Cross of Indiana and more. Read Dr. Harris' full bio to learn more about her and the work she does.