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Social Determinants of Health in the Age of Digital Health Care presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Texas | C1 Innovation Lab

Room 104B

Claire Aldridge
Taysha Gene Therapies, Senior Vice President

Claire Aldridge, Ph.D. serves as Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff, and Corporate Strategy at Taysha Gene Therapies, a Dallas-based company focusing on eradicating monogenic CNS disease.  She previously served as Associate Vice President for Commercialization and Business Development at UT Southwestern Medical Center and VP of Venture Development with Remeditex Ventures, a local biotech venture fund. Dr. Aldridge brings more than 20 years of experience facilitating the translation of scientific discoveries into patient and commercial benefits.

Dr. Aldridge has leveraged her training as a translator, or liaison, between scientists and non-scientists, communicating effectively about the potential of science. Her roles have included technology commercialization, improving patient outcomes through quality-based initiatives, working with disease-specific nonprofits, development and venture philanthropy, and biotech and life science investing through venture capital.

Dr. Aldridge received her Ph.D. from Duke University in the Department of Immunology and Program in Genetics, and her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science is from Texas A&M University

Madhuri Bobba
Senior Executive Medical Director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

Madhuri Bobba is Sr. Executive Medical Director with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. She attended medical school at Guntur Medical College in India and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY. She has practiced as a community primary care provider, Intensivist, Hospitalist, Extensivist, and served as a Physician leader for 14 years. She has chaired multiple interdisciplinary committees and led projects to improve healthcare quality and safety in the hospital and post-acute and long-term care facilities prior to joining BCBSTX in 2013. As a leader in Clinical Operations at BCBSTX, she is responsible for the implementation of care management programs that facilitate high quality affordable, accessible, equitable, and patient-centered health care. She supports Holistic Health Management, Utilization Management, Quality Improvement programs, Provider Credentialing, Provider and Member Communications, and Network Strategies to promote the right care at the right place and time. She collaborates with Health Data Exchange and Data Analytics team to identify opportunities for care coordination, value-based care, and to improve provider and patient experience.  

As technologies rise to improve healthcare, so too must our societal approaches to ensure all have equitable access to optimal healthcare, as well as access to key social and community services that contribute to positive health outcomes. 

All of us, from clinicians to business executives, technologists, and community leaders each play an important role in impacting the social determinants of our society. 

Join Dr. Madhuri Bobba and Dr. Claire Aldridge for a discussion about how technologies and social systems can work together to help people thrive in their health and lives.