Dr. Candice Carpenter is Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of The Boston Congress of Public Health (BCPH) and President of Infinity Ivy Consulting. She is also the Director of both the BCPH Public Health Leadership Summer Institute and Medical Academy. She co-founded BCPH in August 2021. Dr. Carpenter is a neurosurgeon-in-training, bio and social entrepreneur, educator, social justice advocate, and surgical bioethics enthusiast.
Dr. Carpenter additionally serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Strategy and Innovation for The HPHR Journal. She is the Editor for the publications, The Best of HPHR Journal 2014-2021 and PRISM: Mental Health Thru the Lens of Difference. She is also Executive Producer of the Great Health Debates Season 1 through 3, Producer and Host of the BCPH 40 under 40 Public Health Catalyst Awards and Health Innovators to Watch Award Programs. Prolific and visionary, she has produced over 50 courses within the BCPH Academy, and trained over 50 graduates in the Public Health Thought Leadership Fellowship Program.
Dr. Carpenter has received numerous prestigious fellowships from around the world, including from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Leadership Program, the Oxford’s Women Leadership in Entrepreneurship Programme, Oxford’s Social Impact Program, and Harvard Chan’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellowship. She is currently at UCLA Biodesign and Clinical and Translational Institute as a Healthcare Technology Innovation Fellow in Critical Care.
Dr. Carpenter holds an MPH in Public Health Leadership and Health & Social Behavior from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, an M.B.A. from Oxford University Said Business School, an M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, an Ed.M. in Mind, Brain, Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University. She is a licensed physician and has done Neurosurgical Residency at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.