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Dr Kulleni Gebreyes joins Deloitte Health Equity Institute as director

Gebreyes will drive Deloitte’s commitment to work with others to share impactful learnings and playbooks, data and analytics

Deloitte has appointed Dr Kulleni Gebreyes to lead the Deloitte Health Equity Institute in the US. In her new leadership role, Gebreyes, principal, Deloitte Consulting, will lead the overall strategic direction of the institute, focusing on improving health outcomes and decreasing disparities by integrating, amplifying, and extending efforts to improve health equity by investing in areas that address the root causes of inequities. 


Based in North Carolina, Gebreyes is Deloitte’s US consulting healthcare sector leader and has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, across the commercial and public sector. She has worked with the leading payor, provider, retail and public sector organisations to improve operations, develop strategies for transformation and rethink operational efficiency. Through this work, her deep knowledge of healthcare and her ability to make connections across industries, Gebreyes is uniquely positioned to identify opportunities to impact equity.

“Dr Gebreyes is a unique leader whose experience, education, acumen and insights will help us advance health equity and I share in her commitment to driving meaningful action and sustainable change. We need to think beyond a single actor or sector, but focus instead on what we can all do to address equitable outcomes in health,” said Asif Dhar, Vice Chairman, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Deloitte, and national leader of Deloitte’s US life sciences and health care practice. “Through her leadership of the Deloitte Health Equity Institute, Dr Gebreyes’ ability to pull together public and private stakeholders – life sciences, health care, public sector and other industries with community organisations – will allow us to make a sustainable difference to this multigenerational challenge.” 

Trained at Johns Hopkins Hospital System, Gebreyes is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Six Sigma Green Belt. She holds an MD from Harvard Medical School, a BA in biology from Princeton University and an MBA from Carey Business School of Johns Hopkins. She has served as a faculty member engaged in medical education and residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center and George Washington University Hospital. 

At Deloitte, Gebreyes drives care delivery transformation for healthcare organisations pursuing financially sustainable strategies for consumer-centric care models that are data-driven and digitally enabled. She has also developed strategies for population health management and value-based care that address payment reform, physician alignment and patient activation.

“The establishment of the Deloitte Health Equity Institute is a critical step in our commitment to join the voices of public health officials, communities, and business leaders who are helping end systemic racism, especially in the area of health care,” said Gebreyes. 

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