Bobby is Director of System Strategy for ReThink Health and the Rippel Foundation, as well as a Visiting Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management. With an educational background that combines cultural anthropology, behavioral science, and systems science, he concentrates on efforts to spark large-scale institutional change. He works with innovators who see themselves -- and others -- as system stewards, often equipping them with practical mindsets, models, and measures to understand their own scenarios for advancing the movement for well-being and justice. In response to the compounding crises of 2020, Bobby was the lead editor of "Thriving Together: A Springboard for Equitable Recovery and Resilience in Communities Across America." He is a member of the National Academies Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, a co-founder of the Well Being in the Nation Network, and a trusted design consultant for new endeavors that strive to expand the dynamic and democratic dimensions of system stewardship. Previously, Bobby spent 20 years planning and evaluating system-oriented initiatives at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he was the principal architect of CDC’s framework for program evaluation. He received CDC’s Honor Award for Excellence in Innovation, as well as Article of the Year awards for papers published in Health Affairs and Health Promotion Practice.

Which Priorities for Health and Well‐Being Stand Out After Accounting for Tangled Threats and Costs?


Published 2018

Bobby Milstein, PhD, MPH


Director of System Strategy,
ReThink Health and Rippel Foundation
Visiting Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management