Aaron Hopkins, MHSA

Manager, Program Development and Clinical Innovation: Walgreens - US Healthcare
Instructor, MHCI

Aaron Hopkins, MHSA, is a health care innovator, strategist, and builder of clinical programs and solutions. Currently, Aaron works as manager, Program Development and Clinical Innovation at Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) – US Healthcare. In this role, he is integral in the development and marketing strategy of products, programs, and business cases related to new ventures for Walgreens Health, the new population health growth engine of WBA. Aaron works with members across various teams to design and implement value-based care initiatives focused on virtual care, health-at-home enablement, and other solutions for patients on a national scale.

Prior to this role, Aaron worked for Mount Sinai Health Partners, the commercialization arm of Mount Sinai Health System where he led product implementations and the design of new care models. Aaron began his career in a highly competitive leadership development program where he reported to the COO of Mount Sinai Hospital. During and following completion of the program he held positions within the divisions of Product Commercialization, Ambulatory Operations and Planning, Health System Ventures, and Hospital Operations.

Aaron has a passion for startups, innovation, and understanding new technologies to improve care delivery. He serves as a mentor for the Gener8tor Accelerator and has participated in numerous venture capital and innovation fellowships with HBCUvc, a nonprofit organization that aims to increase diversity in venture capital, and Flare Capital Partners, a health care-focused venture capital firm that invests in companies developing innovative health care technology and services. He is a champion for diversity, mentorship, and community involvement, and currently works with organizations such as PeerPlug and the “Make A Play” Foundation where he assists with the personal and professional development of undergrad and graduate level students. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Morehouse College and a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan.