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For Immediate Release: January 26, 2011

Trust for America's Health Announces Executive Director Jeff Levi Receives Presidential Appointment to Serve as Member of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health

 

January 26, 2011, Washington, DC -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) announces that Jeffrey Levi, PhD, Executive Director of TFAH was appointed today by President Barack Obama to serve as a Member of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health.

Levi is currently Executive Director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH), a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to making disease prevention a national priority.  As Executive Director of TFAH, Dr. Levi leads the organization's efforts to advance a modernized public health system.   He is also a Professor of Health Policy at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, where he teaches courses in health policy and has conducted research on HIV/AIDS, Medicaid, integrating public health, and the healthcare delivery system.  Prior to joining academia, Dr. Levi was Deputy Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (1994-1996).  Previously, he served as an associate editor of the American Journal of Public Health.  Dr. Levi has been engaged in HIV policy work since the beginning of the epidemic and is widely recognized as a leading national advocate for gay-lesbian and HIV-related issues.  He holds a B.A. from Oberlin College, an M.A. from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. from The George Washington University.

Upon making today's appointments, President Barack Obama said, "Our nation will be greatly served by the talent and expertise these individuals bring to their new roles. I am grateful they have agreed to serve in this Administration, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."

The full list of appointees announced today to serve on the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health include:

  • JudyAnn Bigby, Member, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health
  • Valerie Brown, Member, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health
  • Jonathan Fielding, Member, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health
  • Ned Helms, Jr., Member, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health
  • Charlotte Kerr, Member, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health
  • Jeffrey Levi, Member, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health
  • Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, Member, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health
  • Vivek Murthy, Member, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health
  • Barbara Otto, Member, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health
  • Linda Rosenstock, Member, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health
  • John Seffrin, Member, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health
  • Susan Swider, Member, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health
  • Sharon Van Horn, Member, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health

Inquiries and reaction statements from the appointees should be directed to the White House Press Office.

Trust for America's Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. www.healthyamericans.org.

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