ATTN: Barry Wolfield
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000
- MS in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- BS in Computer Science & Mathematics, State University of New York – Albany
Barry is a Managing Director in Slalom’s Boston location where he leads their Health and Life Sciences Practice. Barry has been working across the industry for the last twenty years and brings a depth of expertise in helping companies achieve their strategic objectives through technology and innovation. Barry has led many initiatives that have focused on the information ecosystem and connecting points between patients, providers, payers and life sciences companies. Outside of Slalom, Barry is an adjunct lecturer at Northeastern University. Barry 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.
Field of research/teaching
Healthcare & 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 healthcare 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 grow up/spend the most defining years of your childhood/young adulthood?
I grew up in upstate New York and visit family in the area often.
Where did you study? Any reason in particular behind your choice (a program you were excited about, a city you love, a researcher you wanted to work with)?
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 6 years working at a number of startups.