CEO of Physicians Interactive and Co-founder of Health eVillages Selected for Contributions to Global Public Health
MARLBOROUGH, MA – March 28, 2012 – Physicians Interactive (PI) is proud to announce the appointment of CEO and Vice Chairman Donato J. Tramuto to the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) Dean Advisory Board. The Advisory Board’s role is to assist the Dean and School leadership in strategic planning and resource development that map back to its commitment to create and educate others on solutions for complex public health challenges. Mr. Tramuto was selected to join the Board for his expertise and strategic direction in global health and for his proven ability to develop and implement healthcare solutions in countries with underserved populations. Mr. Tramuto is currently CEO and Vice Chairman of PI, the leading mobile and Web-based clinical resources provider for healthcare professionals, and president and co-founder of mobile healthcare non-profit Health eVillages.
In leading PI, Mr. Tramuto has grown the healthcare technology company from its beginnings as a small, Web-based healthcare marketing company to a market-leading provider of comprehensive multi-channel clinical services and resources solutions for healthcare professionals and life science companies. In addition, Mr. Tramuto along with the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights co-founded and launched Health eVillages in 2011. Health eVillages empowers clinicians to deliver safe and efficient medical care in the most challenging clinical environments, anywhere in the world, by providing the latest in mobile healthcare technology.
Dean’s Advisory Board members serve as ambassadors for BUSPH, working with the Dean to identify and involve individuals, foundations and corporations to invest in health solutions. Mr. Tramuto joins a dynamic group of local healthcare luminaries, including executives from UnitedHealth Group, CNN, Project HOPE, and Health Data Institute. Together the Board will assist Dean Robert Meenan in: evaluating strategic plans developed by the Dean and leadership team; providing advice on financial matters; assisting in raising philanthropic support for School priorities; and identifying other organizations and individuals who can provide additional education and support in the field of public health.
“Donato brings a unique combination of knowledge, expertise and connections in support of the School’s mission,” said Boston University School of Public Health Dean Robert Meenan. “His passion for work on behalf of vulnerable patient populations, to which our students and faculty are committed, is inspiring. He will make a great addition to our talented membership of the Dean’s Advisory Board.”
“I am honored to join the BU School of Public Health Board and look forward to both sharing my experience in domestic and global healthcare, and to the valued collaboration with fellow Board members,” said Mr. Tramuto. “Our mission has been to solve the very real and avoidable health problems and disparities in local communities and abroad. We’ve been able to achieve this through our work with Physicians Interactive and Health eVillages, and I look forward to contributing this learning to BUSPH in an effort to help improve quality of healthcare worldwide.”
Since 1976, the BUSPH has played an increasingly prominent role in the field of academic public health, earning a national and international reputation for its education programs, research capabilities and service activities. Today the school’s faculty, students and alumni work in communities, agencies, clinics and labs to find real-world solutions to public health problems.