Tamra Lair believes clear-eyed analytics can transform health care. Her focus is on helping employers and other stakeholders make better decisions with better and more accessible information.
For more than 30 years, Tamra has helped employers and health plans build health care strategies and monitor progress through health and workforce analytics, quality measurement and program evaluation, along with all aspects of the underlying analytic infrastructure that support this work including data warehouse solutions and performance analytics. Most recently, Tamra was the Chief Analytics Officer at Bind, an innovative start-up health plan, where she oversaw analytic development, delivery and performance measurement across the Bind organization and served on Bind’s senior leadership team.
Prior to Bind, Tamra held senior leadership positions at IBM Watson Health and Nuna Health, where she supported data infrastructure and analytic needs as well as serving as a leader in go-to-market messages around product performance.
Tamra was a Partner with Mercer Health & Benefits for nearly ten years, where she led Mercer's national Analytic and Measurement Solutions practice. She was also a National Specialty Practice Group leader for Analytics, Pharmacy and Total Health Management.
Tamra’s career has also included federal government and private sector roles. She worked with the National Business Group on Health while at Watson Wyatt Worldwide and helped found the National Data Cooperative, collaborating with the Minnesota-based Buyers Health Care Action Group. She began her career working at what is now the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in intramural research and as a leader in outcomes research for pharmaceutical manufacturers and CMS.
Tamra has a PhD in health and human development from Penn State University.
Tamra is an empty-nester - other than her two dogs and husband - with three adult kids and spends her spare time anywhere close to the water.