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Director, Community Health Improvement, Office of Health Care Transformation and Strategic Planning
Desiree de la Torre is Assistant Director of Health Policy Planning in the Office of Health Care Transformation and Strategic Planning for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Ms. de la Torre leads the organization’s community benefit planning to fulfill its social mission and respond to regulatory requirements, including support for community-based organizations, health equity, and compliance with state and national regulations.
She also leads The Access Partnership program at Johns Hopkins that helps uninsured people living in the community access specialty care.
Ms. de la Torre joined Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2007 as an Administrative Fellow where she made significant contributions in patient safety and quality improvement.
Prior to her positions at Hopkins, she worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s institutional regulatory board in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. de la Torre holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Boston University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from The Johns Hopkins University.