Hailing from Washington, DC, U. Michael Currie served as the Chief Health Equity Officer at UnitedHealth Group. In this role, Michael led the coordination of health equity efforts across UnitedHealth Group from June of 2010 to October of 2023. He was responsible for the development and execution of enterprise efforts, initiatives, and interventions to identify health disparities, as well as the enhancement or implementation of programs, services, and strategies to address identified health disparities.
Michael has held roles in both the public and private sectors with responsibilities related to disease prevention, wellness, and health benefits, and has spent nearly 30 years focused on population health management. Michael has contributed to numerous health equity and health disparities related articles and publications, been a guest lecturer at public and private organizations, as well as numerous academic institutions.
He currently serves on various local and national boards and committees focused on addressing barriers to health care and improving health outcomes including the Maryland Department of Health Advisory Comm on Minority Health, American Telemedicine Association Advisory Board on Eliminating Health Disparities, the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network Health Equity Advisory Team, the Howard Community College Educational Foundation Board, the Creating Healthier Communities Board of Directors and the Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center Foundation Board.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College, a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from George Washington University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Johns Hopkins University.