Deneen Vojta, M.D.
Topics: Prevention of Premature Births, Diabetes, Obesity, Behavioral Economics, Entrepreneurship, Health Care Technologies
Deneen Vojta, M.D., is executive vice president, Enterprise Research and Development, UnitedHealth Group. Dr. Vojta is a member of the core Enterprise Research and Development leadership group, a division of UnitedHealth Group focused on accelerating enterprise innovation solutions to improve health care quality, reduce care costs, more effectively engage consumers in their health and help modernize the health system.
Dr. Vojta previously served as vice president, Research and Innovation, UnitedHealthcare. Before joining the company, Dr. Vojta held several senior management positions in health care, including serving as CEO of MYnetico, a company she founded to focus on the childhood obesity epidemic facing the nation. Dr. Vojta has more than 20 years of executive experience in health system and health plan administration. She has served as a board member of nonprofit health care institutions and earned numerous federal and foundation grants to investigate complex health care concerns. Recent accomplishments include a National Diabetes Prevention Program in partnership with the Y-USA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an evidence-based childhood obesity solution, and Project NOT ME, a reality TV diabetes prevention program that earned Dr. Vojta a regional Emmy for her role as an executive producer. She also was named a CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Best of Innovations Honoree in 2014.
Dr. Vojta earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.