Bauer, Ph.D., MPH

Senior Advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General for
Community Health and Economic Prosperity at HHS 

Ursula E. Bauer, PhD, MPH, is a senior advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General for community health and economic prosperity (CHEP). In that role, she develops partnership strategies to advance cross-sector investment in community health to equitably improve individual, community, business and economic prosperity.
Prior to joining the Surgeon General’s Office in 2018, she directed the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In that role, she set the strategic direction for the Center’s coordinated approach to preventing chronic diseases and promoting health across the life span and in key settings, with a focus on the behaviors that put our health most at risk. Prior to joining CDC in 2010, Dr. Bauer held various leadership positions in state health departments in Louisiana, Florida and New York. Dr. Bauer holds a PhD in Epidemiology from Yale University, an MPH in Family Health from Columbia University, and a Master’s degree in Political Science from Rutgers University.

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