2019–2021: From Action Tank to Center/The COVID Effect
The Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship (formerly called the Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship) officially launched in October 2019. We welcomed our first Executive Director, Dr. Claire-Cecile Pierre, and our Founding Faculty Director and Kletjian Foundation Distinguished Professor in Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship, Wiljeana Jackson Glover. Our signature experiential learning program, the Global Health Innovation Lab in partnership with the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda, was funded with support from the McGovern Foundation. Our research streams were established as affiliate researchers secured Faculty Research Angel Fund support in emerging topics including Health Equity in Entrepreneurship and published in Health Analytics (AI for task management).