Howard Koh

Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership, Harvard School of Public Health

Howard Koh is Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard School of Public Health. He served as assistant secretary for health in the US Department of Health and Human Services from 2009 to 2014 and as commissioner of public health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1997 to 2003. Koh has trained at Boston City Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital and has held major academic positions at Boston University and Harvard University. He has 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.  

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