Steven M. Teutsch, MD, MPH

Nonresident Senior Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
Adjunct Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Senior Fellow, Public Health Institute

Steven M. Teutsch, MD, MPH's Bio

Steven M. Teutsch, MPH, MD, is an adjunct professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, a senior fellow at the Public Health Institute and an independent consultant. He was formerly chief science officer for Los Angeles County Public Health, where he worked on evidence-based public health and policy.

Previously, at Merck, Teutsch was responsible for scientific leadership in developing evidence-based clinical management programs, conducting outcomes research studies and improving outcomes measurements to enhance quality of care in the Outcomes Research and Management program. Prior to joining Merck he was director of the Division of Prevention Research and Analytic Methods at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

He has served as a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, America’s Health Information Community Personalized Health Care Workgroup, and the Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Prevention and Practice Workgroup. He chaired the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society, and has served on Institute of Medicine panels, Medicare’s Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee, and several subcommittees of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Healthy People 2020.

Teutsch has published more than 200 articles and eight books on epidemiology, including parasitic diseases, diabetes, technology assessment, health services research and surveillance.

He earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard University, a master of public health from the University of North Carolina and an MD from Duke University. He completed residency training in internal medicine at Penn State, was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Preventive Medicine, and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and American College of Preventive Medicine.

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