Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH

Photo of Howard K. Koh, MD, MPHHoward Koh is Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has previously served as the 14th Assistant Secretary for Health for the US Department of Health and Human Services (2009-2014) after being nominated by President Barack Obama, and as Commissioner of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1997-2003) after being appointed by Governor William Weld. A graduate of Yale College and the Yale University School of Medicine, he trained at Boston City Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, held major academic positions at Boston University and Harvard University, published more than 250 articles in the medical and public health literature, and has received over 70 awards for accomplishments in public health, as well as four honorary degrees.