Thank you for your interest in the Healthcare Industry Association at Columbia Business School. This website will allow you to learn about some of the student-led healthcare initiatives on campus.

The program is led by Beatrice Ellerin. As director of the HPM Program, Ellerin handles a variety of strategic, curricular, and industry outreach initiatives, working closely with students, faculty and staff members, and alumni. She has more than 20 years of experience as a senior healthcare executive, working in both large public companies and venture-backed startups. She was most recently president of Ellerin Health Media, helping clients with product strategy, market entry, business development, strategic communications, and digital marketing. Prior to that, she was senior vice president at Intouch Solutions, managing director at InterbrandHealth, and an executive at a number of venture-backed healthcare companies. In 1999, Ellerin founded the Harvard Business School Healthcare Alumni Association, now one of the largest alumni groups at HBS. She holds a BA in political science from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She can be reached at

Please email Christine McLaren or Ellen Yang if you have any questions, or if you would like to meet an HCIA student during an upcoming campus visit.

Kind regards,
The HCIA Student Board

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