Dr. Tenley Albright

Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Collaborative Initiatives

Dr. Albright is the Director of MIT Collaborative Initiatives which promotes a systems based approach to solving deep rooted societal issues by engaging experts from a broad range of disciplines both within and outside the scope of a problem.

She is a faculty member and lecturer in general surgery at Harvard Medical School, and is currently on the Board of Research!America and the Bloomberg Family Foundation, and is a consultant to, and formerly chairman of, the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, and also serves on the National Council of Advisors of the Center of the Study of the Presidency & Congress; formerly a director of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., State Street Bank and Trust Company, and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. She has also served as delegate to the World Health Assembly for four years and has been inducted into the Military Health System Honor Society.  Dr. Albright is the recipient of the 2011 White House Fellows Valenti Award.

Dr. Albright graduated from Harvard Medical School after attending Radcliffe College and has received eight honorary degrees.  Earlier, she was a Gold Medal Olympic Figure Skater.