Dr. Hwang is the director of the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation. She is also a visiting Fellow at the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School where she teaches and contributes to research on health care policy. As the former Director of Health Care Policy and Strategy for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Ann played a leading role in the implementation of the state’s major health care initiatives, including the Affordable Care Act, payment and delivery system reform and the Commonwealth’s State Innovation Model grant. She has also served as a Senior Health Policy Advisor to the Massachusetts Health Connector, advised states on ACA implementation as a Senior Consultant with the Wakely Consulting Group and worked on HIV and global health issues as a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-IL).
Ann received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and has worked as an attending physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the VA Boston Healthcare System. In addition to leading the Center, she will continue her clinical practice in Internal Medicine, focusing her practice on care for vulnerable communities.