Keynote #3

Trusting Science in the Age of COVID-19

Greg Poulsen, Senior Vice President, Policy for Intermountain Healthcare 

Keynote generously sponsored by Intermountain Healthcare 


January 12th | 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Link to recording

Slides: Science Trust and Covid


Greg Poulsen is Senior Vice President for Intermountain Healthcare. Over more than 35 years, Mr. Poulsen has variously had direct responsibility leading strategy development, research and planning, marketing, IT development, population health, and health policy. He joined Intermountain Healthcare in 1982.

Mr. Poulsen is a Board and Executive Committee member of the American Hospital Association, the past chair of the Utah Hospital Association and also chair of AHA’s Mountain Region.  He is a national guest scholar at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a guest lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  He served as a trustee for the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation until 2020, and was involved in the Foundation’s focus on advancing medical professionalism, including the Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign.  He has been a consultant to the Swedish Health Ministry and has provided counsel on health policy development in several countries, including Great Britain, Canada, France, New Zealand, Australia, Norway, and Germany.  He was a commissioner for the Commonwealth Fund in Washington, DC, and participated in the development of the policy papers and initiatives Bending the Curve, and Why Not the Best, which have helped shape the discussion on health policy in America for many years. He serves on the boards of many community organizations and is a board member and past chair of the Utah Foundation, a nonprofit public policy research organization.  He serves as a policy lead for the World Economic Forum and serves on their international Value in Healthcare Committee.  He has appeared frequently before Congressional committees and participates in many national and international health policy forums. He has authored and coauthored several health policy articles over many years including, The Case for Capitation, published in the Harvard Business Review.

Mr. Poulsen holds a bachelor’s degree in biophysics and an MBA, both from Brigham Young University.

Based in Salt Lake City, Intermountain Healthcare includes 23 hospitals and associated delivery services in the Intermountain West, a successful physician group practice with more than 2,200 practitioners, and Utah’s leading health insurer.  Intermountain employs 40,000 dedicated caregivers.