Colleen Beecken Rye
Colleen Beecken Rye, PhD is the Director of the Telehealth Office for the U.S. Army Medical Department. In this capacity, Colleen is responsible for coordinating telehealth policy and services across 50 countries and territories for the Clinical Services Division of the U.S. Army Medical Command. In 2009, Colleen earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Management Science and Applied Economics at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a specialization in Health Care Management and Strategy. While at Wharton, Colleen co-developed and co-taught an undergraduate course, Health Care Strategy and Management: The Business of Health Care. Additionally, she was the recipient of several awards, including a National Research Scholar Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and she published articles on the adoption, diffusion, and evolution of medical innovation. Before Wharton, Colleen worked for three years in the Health Care Investment Banking departments at Raymond James & Associates and SunTrust Equitable Securities and volunteered with the health and peace teams at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia over a six-year period. She received her B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, from the University of the South (Sewanee) in 1999.