Helga Rippen, MD, PhD, MPH, FACPM CHIEF INTEROPERABILITY AND VETERAN ACCESS OFFICER, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Dr. Helga Rippen is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years in applied health information technology development, implementation, and evaluation to support clinical and public/population health initiatives. In her current role, she is the Chief Interoperability and Veteran Access Officer with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Dr. Rippen earned her MD from the University of Florida and completed her medical residency at Johns Hopkins University in general preventive medicine, where she also earned her Master’s in Public Health. She has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and completed fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, University of British Columbia, and at the U.S. Agency for International Development.