Selasi Blegen
Selasi Blegen

Selasi Blegen

Senior Manager

Health Management Associates

Salt Lake City, UT

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Selasi Blegen is a health professional with over 15 years of experience in management, research and teaching. She has worked in public health, healthcare, health information technology, and the life sciences, enabling her to bridge gaps across different perspectives.

At Health Management Associates, Selasi leverages her extensive research background and advanced analytic skills to delve into business challenges and deliver solutions. Advising C-suite leadership on strategic initiatives, she uses data, secondary research and stakeholder feedback to make recommendations that drive business decisions and growth. Her efforts have contributed to establishing the firm’s first-ever industry benchmarks for performance assessment, a thought leadership initiative increasing lead generation, and expansion of the company’s geographic footprint.

Before joining HMA, Selasi served in various leadership positions at the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP), a Department of Defense (DoD) Center of Excellence within the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Partnering with providers, governmental leaders, scientists and researchers, she helped improve the health, performance, resilience and well-being of military service members and their families.

Selasi has proven successful at delivering quantifiable results. Selasi worked with CHAMP leaders on planning initiatives and helped establish strategic goals and key performance indicators that better aligned with the organization’s mission and vision. She also established processes to evaluate progress towards the goals, identifying and closing performance gaps. These changes generated over $1 million in administrative savings and boosted employee morale, engagement, and satisfaction.

Balancing innovation and expertise, she drives meaningful change. Selasi has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, textbook chapters and online training modules. With the DoD, she affected policy change, working on various strategic initiatives like the Center Alliance for Nutrients and Dietary Supplement Research aimed at removing harmful supplements from the market. With Suffolk University, she trained master’s-level students to leverage analytical skills and improve the performance of healthcare organizations.

Selasi earned her doctorate in health services management and policy from the Ohio State University. She has a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiological Science from the University of Maryland.