Rima Cohen, Executive Director
Rima joined the Aspen Institute in 2015 to launch and lead the Health Innovators Fellowship. She is also an Aspen Institute-certified moderator. Prior to the Institute, she worked as a counselor to the Secretary of HHS in the Obama Administration, as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s director of health, as a senior health advisor to the democratic leader of the U.S. Senate, and as a vice president at the Greater New York Hospital Foundation. Rima has a master’s degree from Princeton University and a BA from the University of Michigan.

Emily Rubenstein, Senior Program Associate
​Emily joined the Health Innovators Fellowship team in 2017. Her work focuses on ventures, strategic communications, fostering Fellow collaboration, and other strategic projects to advance the Fellowship. Prior to the Institute, she worked in the education sector and focused on educational assessment and research at the American Institutes for Research. Emily has an AB from Harvard University.


Prisma Health, an academic health system, is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving 1.2 million patients annually. It’s also the state’s largest employer, with more than 30,000 team members, physicians, and volunteers. Prisma Health comprises two affiliates—Prisma Health–Upstate and Prisma Health–Midlands—and is home to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, a joint effort of USC and Prisma Health. The healthcare delivery system offers patients an innovative network of clinical integration, expertise, and technologies. Its academic and clinical research focuses on educating the next generation of physicians, nurses, dentists, and other medical professionals.

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