John Auerbach, MBA
John Auerbach, MBA, is Director of Intergovernmental and Strategic Affairs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Previously, he was President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), where he oversaw TFAH’s work to promote sound public health policy and make disease prevention a national priority. Over the course of a thirty-year career he has held senior public health positions at the federal, state, and local levels. As Associate Director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) he oversaw policy and the agency’s collaborative efforts with CMS, commercial payers, and large health systems. He also served as the Acting Director of the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support.
During his six years as the Commissioner of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, he developed innovative programs to promote health equity, combat chronic and infectious disease, and support the successful implementation of the state’s health care reform initiative. He served as the President of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials in 2010-2011. As Boston’s health commissioner for nine years, he directed homeless, substance abuse, and emergency medical services for the city as well as a wide range of public health divisions. During his tenure he was a board member of the National Association of County and City Health Officials.
Mr. Auerbach was previously a professor of practice in health sciences and director of the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice at Northeastern University and program director of one of the country’s first community health centers.