Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH is the Chief Innovation Officer of UCLA Health and director of the Institute for Innovation in Health at UCLA, where she leads the health system in identifying new strategies, technologies, products and services to support the large-scale transformation of healthcare. Dr. Coye also advises technology developers, investors, national health systems and policy makers about disruptive technologies and business models that accelerate transformation and constrain health expenditures. She is frequently listed among the most influential leaders in healthcare.
Dr. Coye was the founder and CEO of the Health Technology Center (HealthTech), a non-profit education and research organization established in 2000 that became the premier forecasting organization for emerging technologies in health care. Dr. Coye has also served as Commissioner of Health for the State of New Jersey, Director of the California State Department of Health Services, and Head of the Division of Public Health Practice at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Coye is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, and Chair of the Board of Directors of PATH, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in global health. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Aetna, Inc., the American Telemedicine Association, and the Springboard Life Science Council; she is a past member of the boards of the American Hospital Association, the American Public Health Association, Cholestech, Inc., The California Endowment and the China Medical Board, as well as the advisory boards of venture and private equity firms investing in healthcare information technology and services. Dr. Coye holds M.D. and M.P.H. degrees from Johns Hopkins University and an MA in Chinese History from Stanford University, and is the author of two books on China.