Taz Hussein is a partner in The Bridgespan Group’s Boston office and Head of the Public Health Practice. Taz has worked with numerous nonprofit and foundation clients on a range of core public health and health care issues, including increasing health insurance coverage and access to care, improving health outcomes for disadvantaged populations, and disease prevention.
Over the past several years, Taz has led engagements with a diverse set of nonprofits such as the Harlem Children’s Zone, the YMCA of the USA, Cure Violence (formerly known as CeaseFire), the National Council for Behavioral Health, the National Network of Public Health Institutes, and the Center for Health Care Strategies. Taz has also worked extensively with health philanthropies including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA Foundation, MetroWest Health Foundation, the Endowment for Health, the Health Foundation for Western and Central NY, the NY State Health Foundation, and the CDC Foundation.
Two recent articles authored by Taz include:
- “Using National Networks to Tackle Chronic Disease,” written with co-author Michaela Kerrissey, Stanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2013)
- “The future of healthcare is here: Partnerships with community-based organizations,” Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal (January 2013)
Prior to Bridgespan, Taz was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Earlier in his career, Taz spent several years in the nonprofit sector working with advocacy, human service and public health organizations addressing issues of homelessness, substance abuse and access to care for people with HIV/AIDS.
Taz earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from MIT and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.