Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D.
Betsy joined the Synexis Board in July 2017. She is a health policy expert, a Columbia University Ph.D., and a former Lt. Governor of New York State. During her term, she designed Medicaid reform. Betsy is also a New York Times bestselling author, and has used her expertise to propose extensive reforms to the Veterans Administration, as well as testify before the United States Congress on how to deliver healthcare quickly and efficiently to our vets.
Betsy is also a widely read syndicated columnist, whose weekly columns appear in the New York Post, Investors Business Daily, and many regional newspapers.
In 2004, Betsy founded the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (also known as RID), a nationwide educational campaign to stop hospital-acquired infections. She currently serves as Chairman. RID has transformed the perception of hospital infections from inevitable to unacceptable. Betsy has a Ph.D. and a master’s degree from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College.