Dr. Joseph Betancourt
President, Commonwealth Fund
In January, Betancourt took the reins at the Commonwealth Fund, which supports research and awards grants to improve healthcare practice and policy. Since then, the organization has noted how Congress could strengthen primary care through Medicare reform and issued reports on the discrepancy between the United States’ healthcare spending and average life expectancy. Formerly, as senior vice president for equity and community health at Massachusetts General Hospital, Betancourt founded the Disparities Solutions Center and oversaw the system’s diversity, equity, inclusion and community health projects.