Deb Cote, MA

Senior Manager, Project Management Office, Partners Healthcare and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Deb Cote is project management office director in information services at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). She co-founded the DFCI Projects in Practice and DFCI Project University training programs, increasing project management, process improvement, and change management knowledge and application throughout the institute.

Prior to working at Dana-Farber and Partners Healthcare, Cote held project management and professional services implementation leadership roles in the high tech industry. She has also worked in the software, government contracting, publishing, and higher education sectors.

In addition to teaching at Harvard, Cote is an adjunct faculty member at Simmons College and is a guest speaker at numerous healthcare, project management, and business analysis conferences. She is a member of the Project Management Institute, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, the Microsoft Project User Group, and The Standish Group.

Cote earned her BS degree at Boston University and Masters' degree at Northeastern University.


  • MA Northeastern University