Mara Lord

Senior Vice President, University Engagement & Strategic Planning

Medical College of Wisconsin

Sector: Healthcare System & Health Research Institute

Location: Milwaukee, WI

About Medical College of Wisconsin:

The Medical College of Wisconsin brings together the most inquisitive minds in science, medicine, education, and community engagement to solve the toughest challenges in health and society today. Academic medicine is at the core, where scientists, physicians and students work hand-in-hand with the community to ask questions no one else is and fuel the continuous cycle of knowledge that’s shaping the future of medicine. The Medical College of Wisconsin is a distinguished leader and innovator in the education and development of the next generation of physicians, scientists, pharmacists, and health professionals.

Bio Highlights:

Dr. Lord joined the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2009 and has served as Chief of Staff, VP for Communications and Philanthropy, driving a $300 million campaign. Dr. Lord currently is SVP for University Engagement and Strategic Planning, leading external engagement and working across numerous clinical, academic, community and industry partnerships. She serves on the MKE Tech Hub Board and co-chaired the Vaccine Integrated Communications, Outreach and Mobilization efforts for the Milwaukee region from 2020-2022.

Dr. Lord earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Comparative History of Ideas and Medical Ethics from the University of Washington, an MBA from UW-Milwaukee Lubar School of Business, and a PhD in Public and Community Health from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Health and Equity, Divisions of Global Engagement and Epidemiology.