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Georges Benjamin

MEMBER SINCE: 2009

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History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
Secretary
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
1999
2002
Deputy Secretary
Public Health Services
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
1995
1999
Acting Commissioner for Public Health
Department of Human Services
Washington, D.C.
1990
1992
Chairman
Department of Community Health & Ambulatory Care
District of Columbia General Hospital
1987
1990
Chief of Emergency Medicine
Walter Reed Medical Center
United States Army
1983
1987
Chief, Acute Illness Clinic, Department of Emergency Medicine
Madigan Medical Center
United States Army
1981
1983
Executive Director
American Public Health Association
2002
Former Health Policy Consultant
Director
Emergency Ambulance Bureau
District of Columbia Fire Department
Primary Policy Areas

Health Care, Homeland Security, Nonprofit/Philanthropy, Science

Primary Sector of Expertise

Non-profit

Primary Functions

Academic Faculty, Board Governance, Other

Management Matters Podcast

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity

Understanding the Public Health System with Dr. Georges Benjamin

Season: 1 Episode:2 | June 07, 2020

Show Notes:

In this episode, we welcome Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association and Academy Fellow, to discuss the public health system and related social equity issues during COVID-19.

With guest Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association and an Academy Fellow

Topics Include:

  • An overview of how the public health system works
  • Lessons from the STD epidemic that can be applied to COVID-19
  • COVID-19 testing—priorities, oversight and transparency measures, and recommendations for the government
  • COVID-19 contact tracing—protection of civil rights and liberties, the role of technology and an “app”, and the sharing of data at each level of government
  • Investments in the public health system moving forward

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