Anand Parekh is the BPC’s chief medical advisor, providing clinical and public health expertise across the organization. Since 2015, he has led efforts on policy issues including the opioid crisis, obesity and nutrition, health and housing, domestic and global HIV/AIDS, and emergency preparedness, among others.
From 2008 to 2015, he was a deputy assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service. He played instrumental roles in the implementation of the Recovery Act’s Prevention and Wellness Fund, the Affordable Care Act’s prevention initiatives, and the Multiple Chronic Conditions Initiative.
Parekh is a board-certified internal medicine physician, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, an adjunct assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and an adjunct professor of health management and policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He has an M.D. and M.P.H. in health management and policy from the University of Michigan.