The 25th Henry Hardy Lecture in Bioethics and Public Policy

Topic: Disruptive Technologies in Healthcare
Thursday, November 5, 2015
8:00 AM
Sherman Auditorium, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center East Campus
330 Brookline Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Clayton Christensen, DBASpeaker
Clayton Christensen, DBA
Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School
Harvard University

Co-sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School.

This lecture provides one CME Credit for Physicians.

About the Speaker: Professor Christensen holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University and an M.Phil. in applied econometrics from Oxford University where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He received an MBA and a DBA from the Harvard Business School, where he is currently the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration. He also is a Senior Lecturer in Radiology at the Harvard Medical School. He is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth.

Christensen founded a number of successful companies and organizations which use his theories in various ways. These include: Innosight, a consulting firm helping companies create new growth businesses; Rose Park Advisors, a firm that identifies and invests in disruptive companies; and The Christensen Institute, a non-profit think tank whose mission is to apply his theories to vexing societal problems such as healthcare, education, and economic growth.

Professor Christensen is the best-selling author of eleven books and several hundred articles, including the New York Times best-selling, How Will You Measure Your Life? The Economist magazine named The Innovator’s Dilemma as one of the six most important books about business ever written. A biannual poll of thousands of executives, consultants and business school professors in 2011 and again in 2013 named Christensen as the most influential business thinker in the world. He received the 2015 Edison Achievement Award for his significant and lasting contributions to innovation.

Professor Christensen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He worked as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Republic of Korea from 1971 to 1973 and continues to serve in his church in as many ways as he can. He and his wife Christine live in Belmont, MA. They are the parents of five children and grandparents to five (almost six) grandchildren.

Organizing Committee

Regis A. de Silva, M.D., MPA, Chair
Mr. Peter Macaulay
Ronald Silvestri, M.D.
Lachlan Forrow, M.D
Mark L. Zeidel, M.D.
Robert Truog, MD., Ex-officio
Christine Mitchell, RN, MS, MTS, Ex-officio


Previous speakers

2014
John E. McDonough, Dr.P.H., M.P.A.
Harvard School of Public Health

2013
Lincoln Chen, MD
President, Chine Medical Board

2012
Julio Frenk, MD
Harvard School of Public Health

2011
Myron E. Essex, DVM, Ph.D.
Harvard School of Public Health

2010
Esther Duflo, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009
Arthur Kleinman, M.D.
Harvard University

2008
James Roosevelt, Jr.
Tufts Health Plan

2007
Theodore R. Marmor, Ph.D.
Yale University

2006
Charles Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Harvard University

2005
Daniel D. Federman, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

2004
Christopher Murray, M.D., D.Phil.
Harvard University

2003
Helen Mountfield
Matrix Law Chambers, London, UK

2002
Margaret Somerville, J.D.
McGill University, Montreal

2001
Aaron Lazare, M.D.
University of Massachusetts

2000
Bernard Lown, M.D.
Harvard School of Public Health

1999
Richard Lewontin
Harvard University

1998
Linda Emanuel, M.D.
American Medical Association

1997
Leon Eisenberg, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

1996 P. J. van der Maas, M.D. Erasmus University, Rotterdam

1995
Drummond Rennie, M.D.
JAMA

1994
John R. Ball, M.D.
American College of Physicians

1993
Alexander M. Capron, LL.B.
University of California

1991
Jerome Kassirer, M.D.
New England Journal of Medicine

1990
Edmund D. Pellegrino, M.D.
Georgetown University