Penn Medicine


Stacey Hirsh PhD

Innovation Manager

Stacey Hirsh is an innovation manager at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. In this role, Stacey leads the development, testing, and implementation of new strategies to reimagine health care delivery for dramatically better value and patient outcomes at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and School of Medicine. Stacey leverages tools and processes from design-thinking and behavioral science to build data-driven, human-centered, and rapid-cycle-validated solutions that can be scaled effectively across the health system.

Her current work focuses on population health, telemedicine, and advanced patient engagement platforms. Previously, as a management consultant, Stacey advised clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors on business strategy and organization design. With representation across a wide-array of industries (e.g., retail, technology, entertainment, resources, sustainability, and transportation), her clients included leading non-profits, Fortune 500 companies, and other large, multi-national corporations. Stacey is passionate about solving complex social and environmental challenges, both at home and abroad. She has extensive international experience, including 4 years in India where she conducted research on economic development as a Fulbright fellow and worked on sustainable energy and clean vehicle technologies for a large Indian conglomerate.

Outside of work, Stacey loves learning about different cultures and adventure travel. Stacey has visited all 7 continents and 50+ countries. A few highlights from her adventure travel include: hiking to the base camp of Mt. Everest, kayaking in Antarctica, cross-country skiing in the Arctic circle, diving in the Great Barrier reef, traveling overland through Africa from Capetown to Nairobi, and exploring the world's largest cave in Vietnam.

Stacey holds a PhD in applied physics with biotechnology applications from the University of Sydney and a bachelor's degree in applied physics from Columbia University.


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