Robert O. Valdez
Robert Otto Valdez, Ph.D., RWJF Professor Family & Community Medicine and Economics serves as the Executive Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, a national program office for increasing diversity in health and health care leadership. Dr. Valdez served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (PHS) and Director of Interagency Health Policy (HCFA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1993-1997. He has also served our nation on several occasions as a White House Senior Advisor. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Public Health Institute, one of the nation’s largest non-profit public health research and programming organizations in the country.