John Auerbach is the Director of Intergovernmental and Strategic Affairs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As such, he is the lead strategic advisor on CDC engagement with the government agencies at the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial levels, public health partners, and other external partners. Within the agency, he assists the Director in the development of priority initiatives. Over the course of a thirty-year career, he has held senior public health positions at the federal, state, and local levels.
Previously, John served as the President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health, an Associate Director at CDC, the Commissioner of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Boston’s health commissioner.
In addition to his government service, Auerbach was a professor of practice in health sciences and director of the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice at Northeastern University and the director of the largest Women, Infants and Children program in Massachusetts.