Mandy Krauthamer Cohen, M.D. ’05, M.P.H., has been named North Carolina’s secretary of health and human services by Gov. Roy Cooper. Cohen, a health care management and policy expert, has experience leading complex health organizations and bringing coverage and care to people across the country. She was most recently the chief operating officer and chief of staff at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where she has been responsible for implementing national policies for Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Federal Marketplace, which touch the lives of over 140 million families across the country.
“As a physician and policy maker I know what a tremendous impact this work has on the lives of people every day,” Cohen said. "I look forward to working with leaders in the state to bring economic prosperity and health to all people in North Carolina."Cohen is a graduate of Cornell University, the Harvard School of Public Health, and Yale School of Medicine. She trained in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.