Managing Global Health Challenges Guest Speaker: Dr. Sonja Boone, Chief Medical Officer, Alegis Care
As part of Professor Michael Diamond's "GBL HLTH 390: Managing Global Health Challenges" course, several guest lecturers are invited throughout Fall Quarter. Professor Diamond welcomes other members of the Northwestern community that are interested in attending these guest lectures.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Sonja Boone, Chief Medical Officer, Alegis Care
Dr. Boone’s career in medicine began over 25 years ago in order to help one person at a time as a physician, yet she has been inspired through numerous healthcare leadership roles to embrace the added benefit to communities accomplished through driving organizational policy and processes that positively impact the health of populations. Over the past 21 years, she has worked as a clinical staff physician for the Rush Center for Women’s Medicine, as Medical Director for the Women’s Center at Edward Hospital in Naperville, as a Consultant to Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) Executive Team on diverse (Underrepresented Minority-URM) physician recruitment, NMH Director of Diversity & Medical Director of Physician Recruitment, as Director of Physician Health and Healthcare Disparities at the American Medical Association in Chicago, and most recently as Senior Director of Community Based Practices for University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, charged with enhancing community engagement, managing the strategic growth of 13 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), and participating in research to eliminate healthcare disparities. In addition to these duties, she also served as Interim Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Boone has achieved the level of Fellow in the American College of Physicians, is a member of several medical associations and societies, is Faculty in the Department of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine and Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Boone has authored multiple articles related to diversity, inclusion and healthcare equity, as well as and written community engagement strategies for various studies at the AMA and UI Health.