Ken Ehlert

Chief Scientific Officer
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

As chief scientific officer, Ken Ehlert leads UnitedHealth Group’s research & development function, an innovation engine intended to positively impact patient health on a global scale. UnitedHealth Group’s R&D efforts are driven by math, data and clinical science, but also focus on the human connections required to understand, manage and prevent the chronic diseases that afflict nearly half of the world’s population.

Ehlert has worked with UnitedHealth Group since 2004, became the chief scientific officer in 2017 and joined the office of the chief executive in 2019. Previously the co-founder and CEO of Savvysherpa, Ehlert has spent his career building products and businesses that improve the healthcare system.