Co-Sponsor: Center for Innovative Leadership

This webinar focused on the ways that CMOs are working to influence the health of organizations and their stakeholders (including not only employees, but customers and broader social stakeholders). We hoped to look at new, innovative solutions CMOs are using to address health in business (beyond traditional occupational safety or wellness programs), to understand the cutting-edge ways that health is being brought into business.


James Aw
James Aw

James Aw, MD
Chief Medical Officer at Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System(OMERS)

Dr. James Aw is the Chief Medical Officer for OMERS, a Canadian public pension fund headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, where he provides medical expertise on health and wellness for employees, plan members, portfolio companies and investments in healthcare. In addition, he is part-time faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University (2011- present). He has 20+ years of experience in corporate health and occupational medicine including disability management, critical incident planning, infectious diseases in the workplace, industrial hygiene, wellness, and disease management programs.

Nimisha Kalia
Nimisha Kalia

Nimisha Kalia, MD, MPH, MBA
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Kalia is an Assistant Professor of Medicine who holds a joint appointment in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Board-certified in internal medicine, occupational medicine, and preventive medicine, Dr. Kalia has given scientific presentations and organized conferences both nationally and internationally.

Judith McKenzie
Judith Green McKenzie

Judith Green McKenzie, MD, MPH 
Medical Officer, OSHA, and Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Dr. Judith McKenzie serves as a Medical Officer in the Office of Occupational Medicine and Nursing at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) who also serves as a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She has previously held roles as a Professor of Medicine and Division Director for OEM at Johns Hopkins (JH) Medicine as well as Executive Director for Health, Safety and Environment for JH University and the JH Health System.

Kyu Rhee
Kyu Rhee

Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP
Former Chief Medical Officer at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Health and Human Services (HHS), IBM, and CVS Health.

As a primary care and public health doctor, Dr. Kyu Rhee has led and developed diverse, transdisciplinary teams across the nonprofit, public, and private sectors to make the health system better, especially for underserved and health disparity populations. Most recently, Dr. Rhee held the position of Senior Vice President and Aetna Chief Medical Officer at CVS Health and prior to that he was Chief Health Officer of IBM for a decade.



Chris Myers
Chris Myers

Chris Myers, PhD, is Associate Professor of Management and Medicine at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with a joint faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is also an HBHI core faculty member. Learn More

Curry Cheek
Curry Cheek

Curry Cheek, MD, MBA, MPH ‘23, is a Resident Physician in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She was a member of the HBHI Graduate Institute's Spring '22 cohort. Learn More


Conversations on the Business of Health
Webinar Series

This event is part of a larger series on 'Conversations on the Business of Health,' which will be one-hour webinars that will engage leaders in business and academia. We will explore questions such as:

  • Should companies invest in their employees’ health?
  • Are companies responsible for the health consequences of their products?
  • Will artificial intelligence actually advance health?
  • How can business offer healthcare in novel settings?

Moderated by faculty members and jointly hosted by the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Carey Business School, the School of Nursing, and the School of Medicine, the series is open to all. Indeed, we invite you to spread the word as we seek participants both inside and outside of Johns Hopkins, including the business world.

Seminars will be on a Friday from noon to 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted.