Mercer Adds Physician to Global Health Management Team

September 27, 2010 ( - Lorna Friedman, MD, has joined Mercer’s Global Health Management team, part of Mercer’s Health & Benefits business.

As a Partner based in New York City, Dr. Friedman will work with multinational organizations to develop strategies for delivering health risk management, absence management and behavioral health solutions at the global, regional and local-country levels.  

According to a press release, prior to joining Mercer, Dr. Friedman was the Senior Medical Director at EmblemHealth, a regional health plan in New York State with 3.3 million members. She also spent a decade with the CIGNA organization, ultimately serving as the Senior Medical Officer at CIGNA International.   

Dr. Friedman earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from New York Medical College and completed an internship and residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She also holds an MBA from Columbia University.