PURPOSE

AAHC President’s Councils aim to advance thought leadership, foster sharing of best practices, and catalyze the diffusion of innovation.

Convened in 2021, the AAHC President’s Council on Health Security focuses on critical and timely issues, including delineating the leadership role of the academic health center in health security, determining what measures should be used to track the progress of an academic health center in pursuing health security, defining the role of a chief health security officer, and making recommendations to relevant national and international bodies regarding policy and funding initiatives to advance health security goals. 

The members of the Council meet via various forums throughout the year to examine health security at academic health centers and to develop resources that may include:

  • A resource for members that describes how an academic health center can be ready for, respond to, and recover from health security incidents;
  • Recommendations to relevant national and international bodies regarding policy and funding initiatives;
  • An interactive and engaging session for members at the AAHC Annual Meeting;
  • A collection of relevant key readings; and
  • Other materials as deemed important by the Council.

Council Members

Carrie Byington, MD (Chair)
Executive Vice President
University of California Health

Lukoye Atwoli, MBChB, Mmed Psych, PhD
Dean of the Medical College, East Africa
The Aga Khan University

Kevin Black, MD
Interim Dean, College of Medicine
Vice Dean of the Penn State Hershey University Park Regional Medical Campus
The Pennsylvania State University

Nancy Brown, MD
Dean School of Medicine
Yale University

Michael Dake, MD
Senior Vice President for Health Sciences
The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center

Karen Fisher, JD
Chief Public Policy Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges

Jeffrey Gold, MD
Chancellor
University of Nebraska

Paul Klotman, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Baylor College of Medicine

Ex Officio: Lauren Maggio, PhD
Programs Scholar
Association of Academic Health Centers/International

Heyo Kroemer, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin

Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology & Disease Ecology
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
Director, One Health Workforce-Next Generation of USAID Emerging Threats Division

Hugh Mighty, MD, MBA
Dean, College of Medicine
Vice President of Clinical Affairs
Howard University

Ivy Ng, MBBS, MMed (Paed), FRCPCH
Group Chief Executive Officer
Singapore Health Services

Janis Orlowski, MD, MACP
Chief Medical Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges

Paul Ramsey, MD
CEO, UW Medicine
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs
Dean of the School of Medicine
University of Washington

Robert Simari, MD
Executive Vice Chancellor
University of Kansas Medical Center

Daniel Wilson, MD, PhD
President
Western University of Health Sciences

Ex Officio: Steven Kanter, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Association of Academic Health Centers/International