Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, January 12, 2011 to December 31, 2014. Resigned December 31, 2014. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2011-14; Children's Cabinet, 2011-14; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2011-14. Chair, State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2011-14; Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2011-14; Mental Health Transformation Working Group, 2011; Governor's Overdose Prevention Council, 2014. Co-Chair, Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council, 2011-14. Vice-Chair, Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council, 2011-14.
Member, Maryland Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission, 2012; Joint Committee on Health Benefit Exchange Financing, 2012; Task Force to Study Access of Individuals with Mental Illness to Regulated Firearms, 2012-13; Advisory Board on After-School and Summer Opportunity Programs, 2012-14; Advisory Council for Alternative Response, 2012-14; Task Force on Military Service Members, Veterans, and the Courts, 2012-14; State Postmortem Examiners Commission, 2012-14; Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational and Social Services, 2012-14; Governor's Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2013-14; Task Force to Study Temporary Disability Insurance Programs and the Process for Assisting Individuals with Disabilities at Local Departments of Social Services, 2013-14; Task Force to Study Housing and Supportive Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth, 2013-14; Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission, 2013-14; Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Work Group, 2013-14; Task Force on the Implementation of Tax Benefits for Emergency Preparedness Equipment, 2013-14; Maryland Veterans Trust, 2013-14; State Early Childhood Advisory Council, 2014; Interagency Food Desert Advisory Committee, 2014; Council on Open Data, 2014.
Minority Staff and Health Policy Advisor to Government Reform Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-05.
Commissioner of Health, Baltimore City, 2005-09.
Principal Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2009-11. Member, Health Information Technology Policy Committee, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2011-.
Born in Maryland, 1969. Harvard University, A.B., summa cum laude, 1991. Volunteer, Project HOPE & Clinica de Pavas, Guatemala and Costa Rica, 1991-92. Harvard Medical School, M.D., 1996. Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, 2015-. Primary Care Pediatric Resident and Pediatrician, Latino Clinic, Boston Medical Center, 1996-2001. Primary Care Pediatric Resident, Dimock Street Community Health Center, 1997-99. Co-founder and Co-director, Docs4Kids Project, 1997-99. Part-time fellow, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 1999-2000. Researcher and writer, World Health Organization, 2000. Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2001-. Fast track physician, Emergency Department, Children's National Medical Center, 2002-05. Adjuvant staff, Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, 2002-05. Board of Directors, Docsfortots, 2003-05; Reach out and Read, 2005. Member, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine, 2007-09. Editorial Board, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 2012-. Jay S. Drotman Memorial Award, American Public Health Association, 1994. Rose Seegal Award for Research, Community Service Award, and Robert H. Ebert Prize in Primary Care, Harvard Medical School, 1996. Public Official of the Year, Governing Magazine, 2008. Influential Marylander, Daily Record, 2011. Public Service Award, The Arc Baltimore, 2012. Circle of Commendation Award, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2013.
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