Dr. Carolyn Langer is the Chief Medical Officer of MassHealth (the Massachusetts Medicaid program), and leads the Office of Clinical Affairs, the MassHealth clinical decision support unit that is staffed by UMass Medical School. In this role she provides clinical leadership to the Medicaid program and is responsible for the medical management of all health care services MassHealth provides its members.
Dr. Langer has an extensive career as a physician executive, including positions as Medical Director at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Fallon Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Tufts Health Care Institute, and as VP and Chief Medical Officer at ManagedComp (a managed care workers' compensation company).
Dr. Langer received the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's 2016 Leadership in Public Health Practice Award. In 2012, she received the Boston Business Journal Champion in Healthcare Award (Administrator category). Dr. Langer holds an appointment as Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and as an Instructor at the Harvard School of Public Health. She also sits on the Advisory Board for the Health Policy and Management Department at the Boston University School of Public Health.
Dr. Langer received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed her residency at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is board certified in occupational medicine. Dr. Langer holds a law degree and a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University. She is also a retired Colonel and former flight surgeon in the Army National Guard.
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