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Biographies of Public Health Senior Officials

Richard Kaslow, M.D., M.P.H. – Deputy Chief Patient Care Services Officer for Public Health

  • Larry Mole, PharmD – Acting Deputy Chief Officer
  • Vacant – Associate Chief Officer for Program Coordination
  • Carter Mecher, M.D. – Senior Medical Advisor
  • Ralph L. Erickson, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.PH – Chief Consultant, Post-Deployment Health
  • Larry Mole, PharmD – Chief Consultant, Population Health
    • James Halloran, M.S.N., R.N, C.N.S. – Deputy Chief Consultant, Strategy and Planning
    • Lisa Backus, M.D., Ph.D. – Deputy Chief Consultant, Measurement and Reporting
  • Kathleen M. McPhaul, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N. - Chief Consultant, Occupational Health
    • Jennifer Lipkowitz-Eaton, M.D., M.P.H. – Director, Surveillance and Analytics
    • Pamela Hirsch, RN, M.Ed., M.S. - Director, Clinical Occupational Health
    • Marie Martin, Ph.D. - Acting Program Manager, Safe Patient Handling
    • Bryan J. Richardson - Program Manager, Workers' Compensation
    • Ebi Awosika, M.D., M.P.H. - Director, Employee Health Promotion Disease and Impairment Prevention
    • Lynn Van Male, Ph.D. - Director, Workplace Violence Prevention
  • Aram Dobalian, Ph.D., M.P.H., J.D. – Director, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center (VEMEC)

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