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Nancy C. Turnbull, M.B.A.

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Nancy Turnbull is Senior Associate Dean for Educational Programs and a senior lecturer in health policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In this role, Nancy helps to lead the school’s MPH and DrPH programs, field education and practice, and a range of other school-wide educational activities. She is also the director of educational policy in the Department of Health Policy and Management and serves as the faculty field of study director for the MPH65 program in health policy.

Nancy’s professional interests include health insurance, insurance regulation, and expanding health care coverage. At Harvard Chan, she has taught courses on provider payment systems, and managing health care costs, and currently teaches the applied practice and integrative learning experience course for the MPH65 in health policy students. Nancy has been honored with several Harvard Chan Student Mentoring Awards.

Earlier in her career, Nancy was the First Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Health Policy at the Massachusetts Division of Insurance. She has also held senior leadership positions in health philanthropy and Medicaid managed care. Nancy has served since 2007 as the consumer representative on the board of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, the health insurance marketplace in Massachusetts. She consults to a range of consumer health advocacy groups and also serves on several other nonprofit boards and advisory groups.

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  1. Turnbull NC. The Massachusetts model: an artful balance. Health Aff (Millwood). 2006 Nov-Dec; 25(6):w453-6. PMID: 16973649.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Quigley K, Shelto A, Turnbull N. MassHealth: dispelling myths and preserving progress. Issue Brief (Mass Health Policy Forum). 2002 Jun 05; (15):1-34. PMID: 12776713.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Turnbull N, Kane NM. The impact of accounting and actuarial practice differences on medical loss ratios: an exploratory study of five HMOs. Inquiry. 1999; 36(3):343-52. PMID: 10570666.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
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