Distinguished Professor of Practice and Director of the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice
Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice
Department of Health Sciences
360 Huntington Avenue
John Auerbach’s area of expertise is public health policy and practice. He served as the Commissioner of Public Health in Massachusetts from 2007 to 2012, as the Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission from 1998 to 2007 and as the state’s leading AIDS governmental official during the early years of the epidemic. He has worked at local, state and national levels to develop policies and programs to address racial and ethnic disparities, to promote wellness, to combat infectious and chronic diseases and to support the successful implementation of health care reform in Massachusetts. Mr. Auerbach was the President of the Association of State and Territories Health Officials (ASTHO) and a Board member of the National Association of County and City Health Officials.