Full Name
Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH
Job Title
Director, The Disparities Solutions Center
Organization Name
Mass General Hospital
Speaker Bio
In her role as Director at the Disparities Solutions Center, Ms. Tan-McGrory leads the Center’s mission to address racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare and works with healthcare leaders across the nation and internationally through the Disparities Leadership Program. 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 two 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.
Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH