Dr. Gregory Pappas formerly served as the Senior Deputy Director for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration for the District of Columbia Department of Health. He has over 25 years of experience in public health in 30 countries, in government, private sector, and academia.
Previously, Dr. Pappas served as Medical Director of the Futures Group, leading implementation and information systems for an antiretroviral program in nine countries in Africa and the Caribbean. Dr. Pappas also assisted in the development of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Additionally, Dr. Pappas served in a variety of positions in the Department of Health and Human Services including Senior Policy Advisory to the Assistant Secretary for Health/Surgeon General, David Satcher. Dr. Pappas was a key participant in the creation of the National Coalition to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities under Dr. Satcher.
Dr. Pappas received his M.D. and Ph.D. (Anthropology) from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Pappas is the author of numerous publications, including his article in the New England Journal of Medicine, “The increasing disparity in mortality between socioeconomic groups in the United States.” Along with Omar Khan for the APHA Press, he recently published Megacities and Global Health. Dr. Pappas holds faculty positions at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Howard Medical School. He is a member of the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association.