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Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Barry Wolfield
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000


  • MS in computer science and artificial intelligence, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • BS in computer science and mathematics, State University of New York, Albany


Wolfield is a managing director in Slalom’s Boston location where he leads their health and life sciences practice. He has been working across the industry for the last 20 years and brings a depth of expertise in helping companies achieve their strategic objectives through technology and innovation.

He has led many initiatives that have focused on the information ecosystem and connecting points between patients, providers, payers and life sciences companies. He is also on the Innovation Council at Newton Wellesley Hospital and is an angel investor with Boston Harbor Angels where he focuses on health and life sciences startups.

About Barry

Where did you grow up?

Needham, Massachusetts.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in upstate New York and visit family in the area often.

Field of research/teaching

Health care and entrepreneurship.

What is your research focus in a bit more detail? Is your current research path what you always had in mind for yourself, or has it evolved somewhat? If so, how/why?

My research focus is on exploring how emerging and innovative technologies can drive improvements in health care outcomes and efficiency.

What courses/subjects do you teach?

HINF 5105 – American Healthcare System

What do you enjoy most/find most rewarding about what you teach? Is there anything notable or unique about the kind of students that you teach?

I enjoy the opportunity to share real world experience in an academic environment.

Where did you study? Any reason in particular behind your choice?

I chose my undergraduate university because it offered one of the most progressive programs in computer science which was not widely offered at that time.

What are the specifics of your industry experience?

The majority of my industry experience is based on my time as a management and technology consultant. I also spent six years working at a number of startups.