MSPP Board of Trustees
Andrea G. Sodano, PhD
Dr. Sodano is currently an Executive in Residence and Faculty in the Health Sector Management Program at Boston University's School of Management. She leads the Health Sector Management Career Community, leads the Global Health Sector Management Interdisciplinary Case Competition sponsored by DePuy Spine, and develops partner relationships with health sector corporations and alumni.
Prior to Boston University, she was Director of Health Information Technology at Wal-Mart. The mission of her group was to accelerate the adoption of health information technology and, in collaboration with internal and external partners, improve health care quality and efficiency, transparency, standards, safety, and effectiveness.
Prior to Wal-Mart, Dr. Sodano was a consultant to the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences (CECS) at Dartmouth Medical School where she worked with Jack Wennberg, M.D. and the CECS leadership on a number of health care policy initiatives and the establishment of the Institute for Informed Patient Choice. She was also an adjunct faculty in the Department of Community and Family Medicine.
Prior to Dartmouth, Dr. Sodano spent 10 years at IBM as a Managing Principle. Positions at IBM included leading consulting efforts in the insurance industry, leading a team providing cost containment consultation to strategic outsourcing Project Executives and, within the CIO's office, focusing on complex program management, business transformation, leadership of multinational and technically diverse teams, and the interface of business and IT. While at IBM she traveled extensively, both within the US, and internationally.
Prior to IBM, Dr. Sodano was an executive in several consulting firms including Symmetrix (strategy and process reengineering), Hay/McBer (executive coaching and leadership), and Circadian Technologies (continuous process manufacturing).
Dr. Sodano holds a Ph.D. in clinical and organization psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and held fellowships at Yale and Harvard Medical Schools. She has published numerous articles on organization change, customer relationship management, diversity, and community mental health. She is currently on the Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) and on the Board of the Eastman Community Association.