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

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

Lincoln Chen, MD
President, Chine Medical Board

Julio Frenk, MD
Harvard School of Public Health

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

Esther Duflo, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Arthur Kleinman, M.D.
Harvard University

James Roosevelt, Jr.
Tufts Health Plan

Theodore R. Marmor, Ph.D.
Yale University

Charles Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Harvard University

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

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

Helen Mountfield
Matrix Law Chambers, London, UK

Margaret Somerville, J.D.
McGill University, Montreal

Aaron Lazare, M.D.
University of Massachusetts

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

Richard Lewontin
Harvard University

Linda Emanuel, M.D.
American Medical Association

Leon Eisenberg, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

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

Drummond Rennie, M.D.

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

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

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

Edmund D. Pellegrino, M.D.
Georgetown University