Andrea Ippolito

Andrea Katherine Ippolito

Senior Lecturer
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Hollister Hall, Room 303


Andrea Ippolito currently serves as a Lecturer in the Engineering Management Program at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell, Andrea served as the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Innovators Network within the VA Center for Innovation. In this capacity, she designed and oversaw the creation of a $10.5M program that provides the tools and resources to VA employees to develop innovations that improve the experience of our Veterans. She completed her role as a Presidential Innovation Fellow based out of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and General Services Administration. Ms. Ippolito pursued doctoral studies in the Engineering Systems Division at MIT and is the Co-Founder of an innovative application that improves access to care called Smart Scheduling (acquired by athenahealth in 2016). She also previously served as the Co-Director of MIT Hacking Medicine, as an Innovation Specialist at the Brigham Innovation Hub and Product Innovation Manager at athenahealth. Ms. Ippolito completed her MS in Engineering & Management at MIT. Prior to MIT, Ms. Ippolito worked as a Research Scientist within the Corporate Technology Development group at Boston Scientific. She obtained both her BS in Biological Engineering in 2006 and Masters of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering in 2007 from Cornell University. 

Teaching Interests

Product Management, Developing and Managing a Culture of Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Selected Awards and Honors

  • 2017 Federal Health IT Innovation Award2017 AFCEA Workforce Development Trendsetter Award
  • 2016 “Unsung Hero” Award,
  • 2015 Medtech Boston, ‘40 under 40’ Health Innovators Award
  • 2015 Mic 50 honoree celebrating the next generation of impactful leaders, cultural influencers, and breakthrough innovators
  • 2014 HL20 Healthcare Leaders Award presented by Health Leaders Media given to the top individuals who are changing healthcare for the better
  • 2014 ‘Onein3’ Positive Impact Award in the City of Boston, presented by Mayor Martin Walsh


M.S. in Engineering and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S. in Biological Engineering, minor in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University