Join us on Tuesday, September 18th, from 12pm to 1pm for Grand Rounds. We welcome Dr. Howard K. Koh.
Dr. Howard K. Koh is the Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also Co-Chair of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative. In these roles, he advances leadership education and training at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as well as with the Harvard Kennedy School, the Harvard Business School and across Harvard University.
From 2009-2014, Dr. Koh served as the 14th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), after being nominated by President Barack Obama and being confirmed by the U.S. Senate. During that time he oversaw 12 core public health offices, including the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, 10 Regional Health Offices across the nation, and 10 Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees. He also served as senior public health advisor to the Secretary of HHS. During his tenure, he oversaw Healthy People 2020, the nation’s public health agenda. He also promoted the disease prevention and public health dimensions of the Affordable Care Act, advanced outreach to enroll underserved and minority populations into health insurance coverage and was the primary architect of landmark HHS strategic plans for tobacco control, health disparities (including Asian American and Pacific Islander health) and chronic hepatitis. He led interdisciplinary implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy as well as initiatives in a multitude of other areas, such as nutrition and physical activity (including HHS activities for Let’s Move!), cancer control, adult immunization, environmental health and climate change, women’s health, adolescent health, behavioral health and substance use disorders, health literacy, multiple chronic conditions, organ donation and epilepsy. Click here to learn more about Dr. Howard Koh.
Dr. Koh will present "Healthcare, Public Health, and the Business Community: Partners in Creating a Culture of Health" in the College of Public Health Auditorium.
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