HX for Allston: Entrepreneurship and Healthcare Discussion Groups

Using the lens of healthcare to explore entrepreneurial opportunities, Harvard Business School professor Tarun Khanna and Harvard School of Public Health professor Sue Goldie co-teach the HarvardX online course “Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies.” 

As part of the HarvardX for Allston series for this course, the Harvard Allston Education Portal hosted a public lecture with Professor Khanna and two in-person discussion sessions using materials from the HarvardX course.  The discussion groups were led by Harvard course teaching fellows and focused around two Harvard Business School case studies. 

Participants learned about prior attempts to address complex health problems, identified points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts, and proposed their own solutions.  Participants saw that both problems and solutions are multi-disciplinary in nature, and draw on a range of sectors and fields of study.

About Tarun Khanna
Tarun Khanna is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School, where he has studied and worked with multinational and indigenous companies and investors in emerging markets worldwide. He was named Harvard University's Director of the South Asia Institute in the fall of 2010. He joined the HBS faculty in 1993, after obtaining an engineering degree from Princeton University (1988) and a Ph.D. from Harvard (1993), and an interim stint on Wall Street. During this time, he has served as the head of several courses on strategy, corporate governance, and international business targeted to MBA students and senior executives at Harvard. He currently teaches in Harvard’s College's General Education core curriculum in a university wide elective course on entrepreneurship in South Asia. He is also the Faculty Chair for HBS activities in India.

About Sue Goldie
Sue Goldie is the Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, Director of the Global Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University, the Founding Faculty Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute (Harvard University) and the Director of the Center for Health Decision Science (Harvard School of Public Health). Her professional agenda includes improving women’s health in all parts of the world, using evidence-based policy to reduce global health inequities, building bridges between disciplines to tackle critical public health challenges, and fostering innovation in education.