Jennifer Joe
Jennifer Joe Global Medical Strategy & Population Health Director at AstraZeneca

Jennifer Joe, MD, is a highly esteemed and diversified executive with deep expertise in building and transforming new companies, products, and initiatives. A graduate of Harvard Medical School and Georgetown University School of Medicine, she exemplifies a remarkable ability to convert chaotic situations into structured and organized operations. Ranked as the #11 of 150 Top Healthtech Exponentialists in 2022, she is known for applying exponential technologies to optimize global health. Her trailblazing skills have earned her a position on LinkedIn's Top Voices 2022, and she has authored a Springer textbook titled "Digital Health Solutions & Wearable Devices."

Dr. Joe has made significant strides in the medical and entrepreneurial spheres. She was the CEO/Founder of Medstro (SaaS), where she guided it through considerable growth, profitability, and acquisition in 2018. Moreover, she was the founder of MedTech Boston (Media), guiding it through acquisition in 2018, and set up US operations for a small established German medical device company. These enterprises attest to her business prowess in creating new business entities, managing teams, brand building, and start-up fundraising. Currently, Dr. Joe serves as the Global Medical Strategy & Population Health Director at AstraZeneca, based in Boston, Massachusetts. She is responsible for driving the data, digital, and innovation transformation across medical affairs, commercial, and R&D departments.

Known as an innovation leader, Dr. Joe influences the medical and tech industry through her extensive social media following and numerous speaking engagements. As a lecturer at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard-affiliated hospitals, and MIT, she guides students, residents, and fellows from various Boston-area hospitals. Her medical expertise specializes in internal medicine, particularly Nephrology, with several publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters. Driven by a commitment to community building, Dr. Joe’s ambition is providing opportunities to the traditionally marginalized and ensuring access to basic healthcare for everyone, regardless of socioeconomic, racial, or geographic status.

More about this expert

Full name
Jennifer Joe
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Title
Global Medical Strategy & Population Health Director
Company
AstraZeneca (since 2023)
Industry
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
LinkedIn Connections
25024
Summary
Jennifer Joe, MD, is a cross-functional executive with deep expertise in building new companies, products, and initiatives. With incredible flexibility and a wide skill-set, Jennifer excels at bringing clarity to chaotic situations and fast-moving markets with diverse stakeholders. Recent Highlights: - #11 of 150 Top Healthtech Exponentialists 2022 (applying exponential technologies to improve the health of people around the world) - LinkedIn Top Voices 2022 (hand-selected global experts meeting high trust standards & providing valuable insights) - Springer Textbook Author Digital Health Solutions & Wearable Devices Business Highlights - CEO/Founder of Medstro (Saas), guiding it through enormous growth, profitability, & acquisition in 2018 - Founder of MedTech Boston (Media), guided it through acquisition in 2018 - Set up US Operations and hired US business, sales, marketing, and operations team for a small established German medical device company, pivotal to acquisition in summer 2022 Business Skills - New business entities, legal contracts, new products, traditional & distributed team management, process creation & documentation, traditional and software/agile project management, social media, traditional and targeted digital marketing, brand building, communicating complicated ideas, traditional sales and business development, start-up fundraising Leadership/Influence - Widely recognized as an innovation leader, regular local and international speaker. Almost 100K social medial following. - Lecturer at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard-affiliated hospitals (MGH, BWH, Spaulding, etc), and MIT (mentor at the MIT Media Lab) - Oversees students, residents, and fellows from the Boston-area hospitals (MGH, BWH, other Harvard programs, Tufts, BU) Medicine/Healthcare Internal Medicine - Georgetown 2010 Nephrology - MGH/BWH/Harvard joint program 2012 Published in peer-reviewed journals, author of several textbook chapters Core Philosophies The granddaughter of poor immigrants who fled war & poverty with no education and speaking no English, & having grown up in rural Mississippi (the poorest part of the US), Jennifer is committed to community building, providing opportunities to the traditionally marginalized, and providing basic healthcare to everyone, despite socioeconomic, racial, or geographic status. Life Passions Allowing brilliant ideas & people to reach their fullest potential. Dr. Joe is open to speaking, consulting, and advising roles - [email protected]
Skills
Medical Internal Medicine

Education

Harvard Medical School
Attended in 2010 - 2012
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Attended in 2007 - 2010

Positions

AstraZeneca
Boston, Massachusetts, United States · Hybrid
Global Medical Strategy & Population Health Director
Jan 2023 - Present

New global medical affairs division responsible for strategically driving the data, digital, and innovation transformation across medical affairs, commercial, and R&D with a commitment to sustainability and to closing the gap in health disparities. Focused on cardiology, diabetes, kidney disease, asthma, COPD, and lupus and work closely with counterparts in oncology and rare disease.
Massachusetts Medical Society
Hybrid
Vice Chair, MMS Committee on Information Technology (IT)
Sep 2023 - Present
Massachusetts Medical Society
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Communications Advisory Group
Jul 2023 - Present
Massachusetts Medical Society
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Chair, MMS Committee on Information Technology (IT)
Oct 2021 - Aug 2023

Incorporate in 1781, the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is the oldest continuously operating state medical association in the United States. MMS is the owner and publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine which is the most widely read and cited medical journal in the world.

The MMS IT Committee identifies and evaluates major trends in Information Technology that impact medical practice including policy, education, devices, guidelines, regulations, and laws. The committee makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees, the House of Delegates, and membership on responses to the trends with the goal of being proactive.

Every year, we host the MMS IT Student and Resident/Fellow Information Technology in Medicine Awards Program.
American Telemedicine Association
ATA 2024 Nexus Advisory Committee Member
Jan 2022 - Present
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Brockton, MA
Brockton Campus - Daytime, Night-time, and 24-hour Hospitalist Physician
Jul 2011 - Sep 2023

Urgent care physician in a 24-hour urgent care clinic that often had responsibilities for the entire campus. Was responsible for after-hour codes and any after-hour medical emergencies or issues on the campus, which includes a short-term rehabilitation center, medical care center, palliative and hospice care center, long-term care center, chronic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) unit, in-patient and long term mental health services, and a Domicilliary for Homeless Veterans. Often managed a physician assistant and rotating residents and students, usually with a team of 2-3.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Boston, MA
Jamaica Plains Campus - Urgent Care Physician
Jul 2011 - Sep 2023

Urgent care physician in a walk-in urgent care clinic that is open 9am-5pm with access to a complete imaging suite and bloodwork lab. Responsibilities also included running codes that are called after normal clinic hours. Often managed rotating residents and students, often up to a team of 4-5.

The Jamaica Plain Campus offers ambulatory care and primary care services. The state-of-the-art Ambulatory Care Center serves as a hub for outpatient care. This campus’ specialized services include Audiology services, Ambulatory Day surgery, CAT scanning, MRI, PET, specialized aphasia treatment, and an eye center providing argon laser therapy of retino-vascular diseases, CO2 and Yag laser treatment of cancer, Argon and Yag laser treatment of eye diseases, and vitrectomy.

Medical and mental health services located at this campus also include substance abuse, neuropsychology, and the only radiation oncology VA program in the region.
This campus is home to the Behavioral Science and Women’s Health Sciences Divisions of the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Boston, MA
Emergency Room Physician - West Roxbury
Jun 2011 - Sep 2023

Emergency room physician in a 24-hour emergency department, sometimes being the sole physician for the emergency room. West Roxbury serves as the regional referral center for intensive inpatient surgery and provides such unique and high-risk surgeries as, vascular surgery, specialized general and cancer-related surgery, orthopedics, hand and joint replacement surgery, plastic surgery, and urology. Often managed rotating fellows, residents, and students.
JMIR Publications
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Chief Ambassador
Feb 2021 - Feb 2023

JMIR Publications is a leading “born digital” open-access publisher of academic peer-reviewed journals with a focus on digital health and open science. Built on the philosophy of democratizing validated scientific research and accelerating best practices in medicine and science, in this role, Dr. Joe represents JMIR Publications externally and support the JMIR “Knowledge Translation” suite of services, which include author videos, visual abstracts, infographics, and external events.