Debbie I. Chang, M.P.H, is Senior Vice President of Policy and Prevention and a Corporate Officer for Nemours Children’s Health System. Ms. Chang works to leverage Nemours’ expertise and experience to spread and scale what works through national policy and practice changes to improve the health and well-being of children nationwide. In addition, Ms. Chang and her team work with internal leaders to build on and continue Nemours innovative transformation to a value-based health system.
Ms. Chang has more than 29 years of federal and state government and private sector experience in the health field. She has held key government positions including Deputy Secretary of Health Care Financing at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, with oversight for Maryland’s Medicaid program and National Director of State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) when it was first implemented in 1997 at the Federal Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Chang’s work on population health, child health systems transformation, Medicaid, SCHIP and Nemours' prevention-oriented health system including its CDC Pioneering Innovation award-winning statewide childhood obesity program has been widely published.
Ms. Chang holds a master’s degree in Public Health Policy and Administration from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.