Dr. Susan Harvey is currently the Vice President of Worldwide Medical Affairs at Hologic Inc., a medical technology innovator focused primarily on women’s health. She joined the organization in April 2019, and her current goal is to help elevate women’s health and wellbeing worldwide. That includes her leadership role with the Hologic Global Women’s Health Index, the most comprehensive survey – conducted in partnership with Gallup – about women’s health. The Index provides a science-backed, data-driven roadmap for countries to improve the wellbeing of women and girls.
Susan was the Director of Breast Imaging for Johns Hopkins Medicine for over seven years, overseeing the organization’s growth in the areas of clinical service, teaching, and research. She has worked in underserved and resource-scarce regions around the world to identify the most appropriate detection, diagnosis and treatment opportunities in these resource-constrained areas. Dr. Harvey’s global health experience includes research in health literacy, screening and strengthening continuum of care models for women in Uganda and South Africa, the latter in partnership with PEPFAR.
Susan attended medical school at the University of Vermont (UVM) and completed her residency in diagnostic radiology at Yale New Haven Hospital before completing a fellowship in Oncoradiology with a focus in breast cancer care at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and The Dana Farber Institute in Boston. She joined the faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for four years, then returned to UVM where she continued practicing until 2005 when she joined Johns Hopkins Medicine as a full-time breast imager. While at Hopkins, Susan held leadership positions in the department of radiology including being the Director of breast imaging. She received many student mentoring awards in the School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health and in Biomedical Engineering as well as being elected as a member of the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence. Currently, Susan is on the Board of Directors for RAD-AID, a global NGO and Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering.