Vivian leads our Public Sector Practice in the Americas and is a co-leader of our Healthcare Systems & Services Practice. She is also part of the leadership team of the McKinsey Center for Government. An expert on health economics, she directs our work on the impact of government reforms on the US healthcare system, collaborating with the McKinsey Center for US Health System Reform.
Since joining McKinsey in 1987, Vivian has advised clients in the public and private sectors on strategy, organization, and operations. She has led major performance-improvement programs for public, private, and nonprofit clients. Vivian is a regular keynote speaker at public-sector and healthcare conferences. She serves on the board of directors of the Partnership for a Healthier America, a nonpartisan organization that mobilizes broad-based support for efforts to solve child obesity. In addition, she is a former member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center Board of Governors and the NIH Advisory Board for Clinical Research. She is also a former board member of Mentors, Inc., a program for DC-area public high school students.
Vivian graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University’s Radcliffe College with a BA in history and earned her MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.
“Three imperatives for improving US health care,” McKinsey Quarterly, December 2008
“Health savings accounts: Making patients better consumers,” McKinsey Quarterly, January 2005
“Intensive care for Medicaid,” McKinsey Quarterly, January 2005
“The third party’s over,” The Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2005
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