Aligning integrated health systems and enhancing community capacity to serve the needs of individuals and populations with high ethical standards.


Executive Leadership

James is improving outcomes and reducing costs by establishing innovative community based partnerships and programs that address social, environmental and behavioral determinants of healthcare across the country.

Global Health

James established helping babies breathe programs, which reduced infant mortality in home births in Haiti, Peru and Nepal and established an exchange program with Cuba.

National Institute of Health (NIH)

James is a national advisory council member for nursing research at the National Institute of Health, an appointment made by Kathleen Sebelius, former secretary of Health and Human Services. He provides expertise and ethical analysis in emerging systems of care for the advancement of nursing research.


Industry thought leader and boundary pusher. James Corbett is re-defining the ethics of health care delivery in Colorado, nationally, and globally. Not only is he challenging traditional bioethical paradigms, but he is also reframing the dialogue on the ethics of healthcare delivery in a rapidly changing health care environment. He was a Harvard Bioethics Fellow at both the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and the Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health & Social Medicine and is  a Hastings Center Fellow.  James was the Keynote Presenter at the 2016 Harvard Medical School Bioethics Conference in April 2016. 


Community & Behavioral Health

James specializes in designing and implementing innovative community health programs. He pioneered the reduction of sweetened beverages at Steward Health in Boston which reduced sugar sweetened beverage consumption in its hospitals by 40%.  At Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine he was awarded a $1 million federal grant to design a virtual behavioral health program and he established a housing -hospital partnership that led to the construction of a 20-unit building to house women with substance abuse and their children. James is a national leader in delivering evidence-based population health initiatives that account for multiple determinants of health. 

Divinity & Spiritual Care

As a theologian, James is redefining the role of mission for emerging generations of mission and spiritual care leaders. He has led the mission integration and ensuring alignment with the healthcare transition from volume to value. 

Medical Legal Partnerships

James established the Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) programs at both Centura Health in Colorado and Steward Health in Massachusetts. James’ strategic and integrated approach supports most complex patient cases with a keen lens toward sustainability of the program beyond grant funding or charismatic leadership.