Adaeze Enekwechi, PhD, MPPDovel Advisory Board Member
Dr. Enekwechi is a leading voice in health equity and evidence-based health policy making. She is committed to building a health care system that evolves beyond its current piecemeal, short-term approach to big challenges in order to meaningfully improve access to equitable, quality health care for all Americans. Dr. Enekwechi most recently served as the president of IMPAQ, where she led the organization in building healthy, educated, and employed communities through policy research, program implementation, and data solutions. She oversaw IMPAQ’s work across all areas, including health policy, workforce development, social programs, and international development.
Previously, she was the Associate Director for Health Programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget under President Obama, where she provided policy, management, and regulatory oversight for over $1 trillion in spending across all federal health agencies and programs. These agencies and oversight areas included the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and policy and spending negotiations for Medicaid, the Zika virus, and other public health funding requests. She has also served as a senior policy analyst at the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the Congressional Budget Office.
Dr. Enekwechi holds a BA from the University of Iowa, an MPP from the American University, and a PhD in Health Services and Policy from the University of Iowa. She completed postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago. Her research area covers the aging population and Medicare, health equity for vulnerable populations, and evidence-based policymaking.
We will only achieve our public health goals through progressive solutions that unleash the power of data and technology at the massive scale our health challenges demand. I look forward to working with Dovel to help shape how we use technology to improve health and research infrastructure, with the ultimate goal of improving lives.