Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH
Deputy Director, The Disparities Solutions Center
In her role as Deputy Director at the Disparities Solutions Center, Aswita Tan-McGrory is a key member of the senior management team and supervises the broad portfolio of projects and administration of the Center. These include a collaboration with Center of Quality and Safety at MGH to develop the Annual Report on Equity in Healthcare Quality to analyze key quality measures stratified by race, ethnicity, and language; the Boston Public Health Commission on developing and implementing a city-wide disparities dashboard; and the Pediatric Health Equity Collaborative to develop recommendations on collecting race, ethnicity and language from pediatric patients. Ms. Tan-McGrory also oversees the Disparities Leadership Program, an executive-level leadership program on how to address disparities. In addition, she works closely with the Director to chart the DSC’s future growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for the Center's services.
Her interests are in providing equitable care to underserved populations and she has over 19 years of professional experience in the areas of disparities, maternal/child health, elder homelessness, and HIV testing and counseling. She received her Master of Business Administration from Babson College and her Master of Science in Public Health, with a concentration in tropical medicine and parasitology, from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Ms. Tan-McGrory is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer where she spent 2 years in rural Nigeria, West Africa, on water sanitation and Guinea Worm Eradication projects.