Near North Health (sponsored by UChicago)
Chief Strategy Officer
Dr. Tristé Smith is the Chief Strategy Officer at Near North Health. Prior to her role at Near North, Dr. Smith was the Executive Director of the Urban Health Initiative Strategy and Innovation at the University of Chicago from 2014 – 2021. She was responsible for developing strategies that leveraged UChicago Medicine’s community engagement and health equity capabilities across campus- wide health, research, clinical, and educational portfolios. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Smith served in the roles of Chief Integrity Executive, Director of Government Relations, and Associate General Counsel at Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she oversaw the hospital’s compliance program, developed and managed strategies to inform and influence public policy at the county, state, and federal levels, and coordinated its enterprise-wide efforts related to tax-exemption and community benefit. She received an M.D. from Harvard University Medical School and holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago.