Board of Directors

Ali Shirvani-Mahdavi, Ph.D.

Board Member

Ali Shirvani-Mahdavi, Ph.D., is the Vice President of Analytics at Optum with a focus on Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health, based out of Minneapolis. With over 20 years of experience in health care and analytics consulting, Ali has an extensive and diverse background in healthcare analytics, health equity, quality management and consumer behavior in the health care marketplace.


Prior to joining Optum, Ali was the Executive Vice President of Health and Behavioral Sciences at a leading technology company focused on using technology, big data, analytics and behavioral sciences to drive member activity to help improve population health and quality in government-sponsored plans (MA, Medicaid and QHP). 


In addition, Ali spent over 10 years at UnitedHeatlhcare’s Medicare Advantage business as the head of Reporting and Analytics, and Accenture, where he led a number of transformational projects in analytics and customer engagement for Best Buy, AT&T, and Stanford Hospitals and Clinics.

Ali received his Ph.D. in Behavioral Economics and Masters in System Engineering from MIT.