[photo, Joshua M. Sharfstein, Maryland Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene] JOSHUA M. SHARFSTEIN, M.D.
Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene, 2011-14

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 Communities for a Lifetime Commission, 2011; Veterans Behavioral Health Advisory Board, 2011; Commission to Study the Impact of Immigrants in Maryland, 2011-12; Maryland Medical Marijuana Model Program Work Group, 2011-12; Task Force on Prisoner Re-entry, 2011-12; Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health, Education, and Social Services by State Agencies, 2011-12; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2011-14; Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2011-14; Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Board, 2011-14; Appalachian States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission, 2011-14; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2011-14; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2011-14; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2011-14; State Emergency Medical Services Board, 2011-14; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2011-14; Governor's Family Violence Council, 2011-14; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2011-14; Health and Human Services Referral Board, 2011-14. Chair, Board of Trustees, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, 2011-14. Board of Directors, Maryland Health Insurance Plan, 2011-14. Member, Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2011-14; Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2011-14; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2011-14; Maryland Integrated Map Executive Committee, 2011-14; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2011-14; Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, 2011-14; Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2011-14; Advisory Board on Prescription-Drug Monitoring, 2011-14; Rural Maryland Council, 2011-14; Maryland School-Based Health Center Policy Advisory Council, 2011-14; Sexual Offender Advisory Board, 2011-14; Maryland Commission on Suicide Prevention, 2011-14; Governorís Warrior to Worker Council, 2011-14. Co-Chair, Advisory Board, Institute for a Healthiest Maryland, 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.

Chair, State Health Services Cost Review Commission, 2023- (member, 2023-).

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-.

Commissioner of Health, Baltimore City, 2005-09.

Minority Staff and Health Policy Advisor to Government Reform Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-05.

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. Vice-Dean for Public Health Practice and Training, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, 2020- (associate dean, 2015-20). 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. Power 30 Health Care, Daily Record, 2021.

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