Tenley Albright

Tenley Albright

Director, MIT Collaborative Initiatives

Dr. Albright is a Visiting Scientist at MIT and the Founder and Director of MIT Collaborative Initiatives, which promotes a systems based approach to solving deep rooted social issues by engaging experts from a broad range of disciplines. She is also a faculty member in general surgery at Harvard Medical School and a Consultant and Advisor to the Military Health System.

Dr. Albright serves on the Boards of the Bloomberg Philanthropies and Research! America. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Nanobiosym, Inc., the Leadership Board at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and the Executive Advisory Board of World.Minds. Dr. Albright has served on the Defense Health Board of the Department of Defense and on the Board of Directors of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, as well as several corporate boards including State Street Bank and Trust Company, State Street Corporation and West Pharmaceutical Services. She was formerly Chairman of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, served as a delegate to the World Health Assembly for four years, and was the first woman on the Executive Committee of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Dr. Albright has been inducted into the Military Health System Honor Society, is the recipient of the 2011 White House Fellows Valenti Award and was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2015.

Dr. Albright graduated from Harvard Medical School after attending Radcliffe College and has received eight honorary degrees. Earlier, she was a Gold Medal Olympic Figure Skater.