Louise Short, MD, MSC


Dr. Short is the National Clinical Leader for Strategic Benefit Advisors (SBA) and Brown & Brown. Her passion and her focus is working with employers to develop innovative strategies and solutions that engage and support employees and their families in making good choices to avoid the cost and consequences of poor health. She founded and runs the Innovation Hub at Brown and Brown which is focused on the application of digital health and other innovative solutions to improving health outcomes and healthcare costs, as well as improving human performance. Dr. Short has a focus on making the healthcare system work better, and has relationships with as well as in depth knowledge of many of the innovative health companies in the market-place that are trying to solve key issues facing employers and members. She is also a member of the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) Innovation Forum.

Dr. Short has a background in internal medicine, occupational and preventive medicine, and 25 years of experience providing clinical leadership in designing, implementing and measuring population health programs and strategies. Previous to Brown and Brown Dr. Short was a partner at Mercer where she built the population health practice for the South and spent six years consulting to national and global employers on strategies to improve population health. She has worked with many jumbo employers including Lowe’s, Bank of New York Mellon, Dollar General, and PepsiCo. Her expertise also includes analytics, epidemiology, managed care plan administration and medical management, clinical and behavioral health strategy and program management, and outcomes measurement strategy and execution.

Prior to Mercer, Dr. Short worked at Healthways (now Sharecare), and previously spent over thirteen years working as a medical director for both UnitedHealthcare and Anthem, including serving as Corporate Medical Director for BCBSGA, a 2.5 million member plan. Previously, Dr. Short was an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in clinical practice. Dr. Short has been involved in several studies related to quality and cost of care in areas including disparities of care, performance of centers of excellence networks, and drug safety and has published previously in journals such as Cancer and JAMA.

Dr. Short earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard, her MD from Tufts University School of Medicine, did her internal medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and trained in occupational and preventive medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City where she also received a Master’s degree in Community Medicine.