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Norma Padrón, PhD

EmpiricaLab, CEO | Health Economist

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Dr. Norma Padrón is a Health Economist and entrepreneur, Founder, and CEO of EmpiricaLab—a company specializing in peer–to–peer training within healthcare organizations to accelerate their digital transformation.

She earned a Ph.D. in health economics from Yale University, a master's degree in economics from Duke University, a master's degree in public health from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, and a bachelor's degree in economics and math from the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley.

She has held leadership roles in the healthcare industry, including academia, nonprofit, and private sectors. She has led data analytics and technology teams focusing on improving patients' and providers' digital health and care delivery models, designing value-based care models, and quality and performance measurement and training.

Dr. Padrón is committed to advancing diversity in STEM fields, and has served on boards to promote education and technology, including as Chair of the industry advisory board for an NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center focused on improving healthcare through organizational transformation.

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