ASWITA TAN-MCGRORY, MBA, MSPH
Director, the Disparities Solutions Center, Mass General Hospital
Director, Equity in Care Implementation, Mass General Hospital
Administrative Director of Research, the Department of Medicine, Mass General Hospital
Adjunct Faculty, Northeastern University
In her role as Director at the Disparities Solutions Center, Ms. Tan-McGrory leads the Center’s mission to addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health care and works with health care leaders across the nation and internationally through the Disparities Leadership Program. As Director of Equity in Care Implementation, Ms. Tan-McGrory provides operational and implementation leadership for assuring equity in access to, and delivery of clinical care, specifically related to the “Doorstep to Bedside” approach of assessing the care delivery continuum at Mass General Hospital. In her role as Administrative Director of Research for the department of medicine, Ms. Tan-McGrory develops long-term strategies for supporting investigators, recruitment, space utilization, grants administration and other areas related to a highly functional research department.
Ms. Tan-McGrory is also a subject matter expert and public speaker, and travels across the country to speak to organizations about how race, ethnicity, and language impact the quality of care. She participates in several in local and national committees, such as the Leapfrog Advisory Group on Equity, EOHHS Quality Measurement Taskforce, CMS Health Equity Quality Measurement Technical Expert Panel, and National Academy of Medicine Discussion Group on Collecting Data to Ensure Equity in Payment Policy.
Ms. Tan-McGrory’s interests are in providing equitable care to underserved populations and she has over 20 years of professional experience in the areas of disparities, maternal/child health, elder homelessness, and HIV testing and counseling. She received her Master of Business Administration from Babson College and her Master of Science in Public Health, with a concentration in tropical medicine and parasitology, from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Ms. Tan-McGrory is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer where she spent 2 years in rural Nigeria, West Africa, on water sanitation and Guinea Worm Eradication projects.
She received a YMCA Achievers award in 2017 for community service and professional achievement, and in 2016 was selected as a Pioneer as part of a groundbreaking initiative Children’s Wellbeing initiative by Ashoka Changemakers and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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Watch Ms. Tan-McGrory's interview on the Boston Neighborhood Network Media show, Seniors on the Move.
Read Ms. Tan-McGrory's recent blog in Harvard Health, "Driving equity in health care: Lessons from COVID-19".
Watch the webinar, "Racism and Violence Impacting the Asian-American Community," hosted by the Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Partnership. Ms. Tan-McGrory spoke on a panel of experts discussing the impact of the pandemic on Asian-American communities, the micro-aggressions and acts of violence committed on individuals, and strategies to stand together with colleagues and vulnerable communities against hatred, racism, and violence.