Executive Director
Graduate Program in Health Management

Leading Haas Efforts in Health Management and Innovation


Kimberly MacPherson is the Executive Director of Health Management at the Haas School of Business and Faculty Program Director for Health Policy & Management at UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She directs the MBA/MPH program, the two year MPH in HPM program, a one-year MPH for clinicians and the MPP/MPH offered with the Goldman School of Public Policy. She is also the Co-Director for the Berkeley Center for Health Technology (BCHT) which focuses on research and education around the key theme of the need to balance affordability and innovation. At UC Berkeley where she joined the faculty in 2006, MacPherson teaches a variety of graduate level courses at both Haas and SPH including Health Care Finance, Healthcare in the 21st Century, Trends in Biotech/Pharma, Commercializing Biotech, and Unlocking Digital Health Innovation. MacPherson brings over 20 years of health industry experience spanning leadership roles in operations, management consulting and strategic/business planning and product development. She is a frequent speaker and moderator at conferences and organization-sponsored meetings/events. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for St. Francis Memorial Hospital (part of Dignity Health) in San Francisco. She holds an MBA from the Berkeley Haas and an MPH from the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Digital Health and Emerging Innovation
  • Policy and Management of Biomedical Innovation
  • Health Care Reform and Market Response
  • End of Life/Advanced Care Planning