Barb Spurrier, MHA
Barb Spurrier, MHA
Managing Director, Well Living Lab

BarbaraSpurrier currently serves as managing director of the well Living Lab, a Delos and Mayo Clinic collaboration and Senior Vice President Delos. She is responsible in partnership with Delos and Mayo Clinic for the overall strategy and operations ofthe Lab and has been building a multidisciplinary team of scientists, technologists, and program staff as well as a Joint Steering Board, Scientific Advisory Council and Well Living Lab Alliance. From 2008to 2016, Barbara served as founding director of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation (CFI), responsible to build innovation from the ground up, with a mission to transform the delivery and experience of health and health care and advance a competency of innovation across Mayo Clinic. Prior to 2008, she held professional appointments as vice-Chair of the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine, Chief of Ambulatory Care at the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC), and Senior Administrator at HealthPartners. Barbara has been active with the University of Minnesota, serving as a preceptor for a master's in Health Care Administration (MHA) students, a member of the MHA Alumni Board and as a member of the Health Services Management Advisory Board. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota, developing and teaching an innovation course that launched in the Fall of 2018. Barbara has a LeadershipQuality Blackbelt Certification from the Juran Institute, is Past President of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Academic Practice Assembly, served on the MGMA Board of Directors, and is a Certified Medical Practice Executive. Barbara is co-author along with two Mayo Clinic physicians of the book, THINK BIG, START SMALL, MOVE FAST©by Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Barbara received a BA in Economics from St. Olaf College and an MHA from the University of Minnesota and held various training positions postgraduate school at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Minnesota Department of Health, VAMC, and the Aga Khan Hospital in east Africa.

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