Barbara Spurrier, MHA, CMPE
Managing Director, Well Living Lab


Barbara Spurrier serves as the Administrative Director of the Well Living Lab and Senior Vice President of Ventures at Delos. From 2008 to her appointment at Delos in early 2016, Barbara served as Administrative Director of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation (CFI), responsible to build the CFI from the ground up, with a mission to transform the delivery and experience of health and health care, and advance a competency of innovation across Mayo Clinic. Prior to 2008, she held professional appointments as Vice Chair of the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine, Chief of Ambulatory Care at the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) and Senior Administrator at HealthPartners. Barbara has been active with the University of Minnesota, serving as a preceptor for students, a member of the MHA Alumni Board and participating as a guest lecturer in the business school. Barbara has a Leadership Quality Blackbelt Certification from the Juran Institute, is Past President of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Academic Practice Assembly, served on the MGMA Board of Directors and became a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) in 2008. Barbara is co-author, along with two physician scientists, of the 2015 book Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast: A Blueprint for Transformation from Mayo Clinic. Barbara received a BA in Economics and a Masters in Health Care Administration (MHA) from the University of Minnesota and held various training positions post graduate school at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Minnesota Department of Health, VAMC and the Aga Khan Hospital in east Africa.