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Howard Koh
Howard Koh

Howard Koh, M.D. ’77, M.P.H., has been named assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The assistant secretary serves as the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ primary advisor on matters involving public health. Koh was previously the Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health and associate dean for public health practice at the Harvard School of Public Health. He also served as the Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health from 1997 to 2003.