Maia Hightower, MD, MPH, MBA is the CEO and Founder of Equality AI, and is the Sr. Director Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for The University of Utah Health. She is the former Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) at the University of Utah Health and former CMIO and Chief Population Health Officer at University of Iowa Healthcare.
Prior to joining the UUH team in March of 2019, she was the CMIO and Interim Chief Population Health Officer for The Univ. of Iowa Health Care. Dr. Hightower received her Medical Degree, as well as a Master of Public Health, from the Univ. of Rochester School of Medicine, followed by residencies in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Univ. of California, San Diego. She also holds an MBA from the Univ. of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Dr. Hightower’s professional interests include healthcare leadership, clinical informatics, clinical decision making and the evolution of medical care in the digital era. Her drive is to advance the work of clinicians, care teams, researchers, educators and learners by providing health information technology tools, processes, and systems needed to adapt to change and provide value to our patients, families and communities in the digital era of healthcare.