Karen DeSalvo takes over Google's health division

Friday, 18. October 2019 06:28

After almost two years on the job, Karen DeSalvo left Humana's board as she agreed to become Google Llc's first chief health officer. Parent holding Alphabet Inc. has recently hired Robert Califf to lead health and strategy policy. Both are assuming the positions before the end of the year, CNBC reported as it first learned the news.

DeSalvo was the acting assistant secretary for health in the United States from October 2014 to January 2017, when the term of President Barack Obama expired. She is a medicine and population health professor at the University of Texas. The new executive is apparently going to report to David Feinberg, who came on board a year ago. She was already present on the advisory board of Alphabet's life sciences unit Verily and other major bets including some in the artificial intelligence area.

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