Anand Parekh, MD, MPH

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Anand Parekh

Chief Medical Advisor

Bipartisan Policy Center

Anand Parekh is Bipartisan Policy Centers Chief Medical Advisor, providing clinical and public health expertise across the organization. Since 2015, he has led specific efforts tackling a variety of policy issues including the opioid crisis, obesity epidemic & nutrition, health & housing, domestic and global HIV/AIDS, business & public health collaboration, emergency preparedness, social isolation, rural health, and prescription drug costs.

Prior to joining BPC, he completed a decade of service at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As HHS deputy assistant secretary for health from 2008 to 2015, he developed and implemented national initiatives focused on prevention, wellness, and care management. Specifically, he played instrumental roles in the implementation of the Recovery Acts Prevention and Wellness Fund, the Affordable Care Acts prevention initiatives, and HHS Multiple Chronic Conditions Initiative.

Dr. Parekh received a B.A. in political science, an M.D., and an M.P.H. in health management and policy from the University of Michigan and was selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in 1994. He has spoken widely and written extensively on a variety of health topics such as chronic care management, population health, value in health care, and the need for health and human services integration. His book Prevention First: Policymaking for a Healthier America was released in December 2019 and argues that prevention must be our nations top health policy priority.


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