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Roderick King

Deputy Director , Florida Public Health Institute, Lake Worth, Florida

Dr. King most recently served as the Director for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Boston Regional Division and as a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). He is currently Senior Faculty, MGH Disparities Solutions Center and faculty in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  He previously served as a Senior Lecturer in the Health Sciences Department at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, West Africa. Dr. King's research interests include: leadership development; strengthening community-based health care organizations; workforce diversity and health disparities; and the impact of social determinants of the health in both the domestic and international health care arenas. He continued his health policy work with the Senior Health Policy Internship at the HRSA/DHHS where he developed a model to review health workforce planning for the New England region with HRSA's Bureau of Health Professions. While he was Regional Director at HRSA, Dr. King was selected as a Council in Excellence in Government Fellow. In October 2006, Dr. King was selected as one of two Inaugural Fellows in the Institute of Medicine and will be a committee member for the upcoming Institute of Medicine (IOM) study "America's Vital Interest in Global Health" and the Roundtable Forum on Eliminating Health Disparities, a follow-up to the IOM's "Unequal Treatment" report. Dr. King consults and works closely with the Pan American Health Organization (WHO) and was recently selected to be an advisor to the Tropical Medicine Research Institute in Public Health, the University of the West Indies and National Health Fund, Jamaica, WI.

Dr. King received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1992, graduating with honors in research. He completed a residency in pediatrics at the Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., in 1995. He received his M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health as a CFHU Fellow in 1998.