Competition Becomes Community

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Competition Becomes Community

In this episode, Sanjula Jain, Ph.D., Co-founder of Think Medium, and SVP, Market Strategy and Chief Research Officer at Trilliant Health speaks with Katie Drasser, CEO, RockHealth about what she…
December 7, 2022

Competition Becomes Community

Meet Leslie Norwalk: 

Katie is the CEO of, an organization that builds community and advances solutions for those who need it most to ensure that digital health works for all. Previously, Katie curated health content for the Aspen Ideas Festival and was Managing Director of the Aspen Global Innovators Group, where she led global efforts to address poverty alleviation, human rights, and social justice. Katie has also worked nationally and around the world on initiatives including HIV/AIDS treatment strategies in Romania, private health services delivery in Myanmar, and the scale up of Kenya’s national emergency medical system.

Key Insights: 

Katie Drasser discusses what she has learned about leadership from her experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

The Power of the Collective. Katie believes that what we can do together translates to public health. We can understand a person, a community, a family, and a system better by understanding health.

Launching Rock Health. Katie is driven by her passion for helping people, and her ability to identify opportunities when they are most needed. Rock Health invests in the next generation digital health pioneers and advises major corporations on how to lead in this new world.

Knowing Where to Lead. Part of being a leader is knowing when to lead and when to lean on others. Katie thinks about who is going to have the most impact when, how, and where, and she supports others to do the same.

This episode is hosted by Sanjula Jain, Ph.D. She is a member of the Advisory Council for Her Story, co-founder of Think Medium, and the SVP, Market Strategy and Chief Research Officer at Trilliant Health. 

Relevant Links: 

o Read more about Katie Drasser and Rock Health

o Follow Katie Drasser on Twitter

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