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Advisory Committee

Twelve Leaders Representing a Diverse Set of Sectors

The Advisory Committee provided guidance from the inception of PHRASES until the completion of the research in July 2019. They were instrumental in developing the priorities, strategies, and tools for PHRASES.

PHRASES
Advisory Committee

Please note, the job titles represent the role each member was in while serving on the Advisory Committee.

Co-Chair

Karen DeSalvo

MD, MPH, MSc

  • Professor of Medicine and Population Health

    University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

  • Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health

    U.S. Department of HHS

  • Former Health Commissioner

    City of New Orleans

Co-Chair

Soledad O’Brien

  • CEO

    Starfish Media Group

  • Host

    Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien

Member

John Auerbach

MBA

  • President & CEO

    Trust for America's Health

  • Former Associate Director for Policy

    CDC

  • Former Commissioner of Public Health

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Member

Raymond J. Baxter

PhD

  • Former Senior Vice President for Community Benefit, Research, and Health Policy

    Kaiser Permanente

  • Board Member

    CDC Foundation

  • Trustee

    Blue Shield of California Foundation

Member

Richard Berke

  • Executive Editor

    STAT

  • Former Executive Editor

    Politico

  • Former Reporter and Editor

    New York Times

Member

Gary M. Cohen

MBA

  • Executive Vice President and President, Global Health

    BD

  • Board Member

    CDC Foundation

Member

John Dreyzehener

MD, MPH, FACOEM

  • Commissioner

    Tennessee Department of Health

Member

Sandro Galea

MD, DrPH

  • Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor

    School of Public Health, Boston University

Member

Jackie Judd

  • Journalist and Communications Consultant

Member

Joe Reardon

JD

  • President and CEO

    Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

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