Cheri Blauwet was appointed to the United States Olympic Committee board of directors and began serving as an independent director in January 2017.
A three-time Paralympian in track and field, and accomplished medical doctor, Blauwet chairs the International Paralympic Committee Medical Committee, serves as a member of the International Olympic Committee Medical and Scientific Expert Group, and until September 2016, served as treasurer on the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency board of directors.
A seven-time Paralympic medalist, Blauwet joins the USOC board of directors after leading the IPC Medical Committee at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. With a degree from Stanford Medical School, she maintains an active sports medicine practice at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, while also serving as an instructor in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. She has previously published on the power of sport to promote both well-being and disability rights for individuals with mobility impairment.
She is also a four-time winner of the Los Angeles Marathon and a two-time winner of both the Boston and New York City marathons. Blauwet has been nominated for the ESPY Award, the Laureus World Sports Award, and Women’s Sports Foundation Athlete of the Year, and was one of three recipients of the 2003 Paul G. Hearne American Association of People with Disabilities Leadership Awards.
Blauwet currently resides in Boston.