Ann Somers Hogg

Ann Somers Hogg

Director, Health Care Research


My research looks into the role of business model innovation and disruption in health care, including how to transform a sick care system into one that values and creates total health. Currently, I focus on drivers of health, maternal health, and the pathways to improve both. I address these challenges through the lens of Jobs to Be Done, Business Model, and Tools of Cooperation theories. Everyone deserves to live life to the fullest, but they can’t do so without systems and business models that support and encourage health and well-being.

I first encountered Clay’s work in 2010, when a consulting partner I worked with gave me The Innovator’s Prescription. Admittedly, I didn’t read it at the time because I was daunted by the length! Then, two years later in graduate school, I dove into Clay’s concept of Disruptive Innovation when tapped to work with faculty on a student innovation committee.

In 2015 during my tenure in Atrium Health’s Innovation Engine, my boss asked me to find an executive education course in innovation that I wanted to take. I found the first executive education session of “Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise” at Harvard Business School, spent a week in Boston, and met Clay and his teaching team. Once I learned the theories, I couldn’t “unsee” their potential to create change in health care. When my colleague and I returned to Atrium Health, we taught a health care-focused version of the course to dozens of leaders to spread understanding of the theories throughout the organization.

Along the way, I also read How Will You Measure Your Life? Once I answered the question, I became committed to achieving the outcome, and knew my career needed to be a part of the equation. Each day at the Christensen Institute, I’m able to do research and influence leaders to invest, build, and direct health and health care businesses that enable more people to live better lives. It is a privilege for which I am incredibly grateful.


  • Director, Health Care Research, the Christensen Institute
  • Assistant Vice President, Strategy & Transformation, Atrium Health (now Advocate Health)
  • Director, Innovation, Atrium Health
  • Senior Consultant, Oliver Wyman
  • University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, BS in Commerce
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, MSPH in Health Policy & Management
  • Harvard Business School, Certificate in Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise

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