Roderick King is the Chief Executive Officer for the Florida Institute for Health Innovation, holds faculty appointments at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Disparities Solutions Center and the Department of Health Policy and Management, Center for Public Health Leadership at the Harvard School of Public Health. He currently serves on as the Chair of the US Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Minority Health and from 2010-2011, he as the Senior Advisor to the Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. King’s academic consulting roles focus on minority health policy and improving the health of underserved communities via leadership and organizational change to address health disparities, health workforce development and diversity. In particular, he has worked to improve the health of communities nationally through community organizing and collaborative leadership efforts to support leaders in creating aligned actions and measurable results. He has conducted national program evaluations for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Health Resources and Services Administration/ US DHHS, Connecticut Foundation, California Endowment and the MGH Disparities Solutions Center. Dr. King served from 2006-2009 as an Inaugural Institute of Medicine (IOM) Anniversary Fellow in the National Academy of Sciences where he served on the Board on Global Health and on the study committee, “The US Commitment to Global Health.” In 2011, Dr. King was selected as one of twenty scholars in the Western Hemisphere for the new Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, and problem-solving with a focus on improving the quality of life for communities in the region. Prior to his current work, Dr. King was the New England Regional Director for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service. At HRSA he was responsible for the overall management of $190M in grants, regional staff and agency activities in primary care, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, and health professions development. During his tenure with HRSA, Dr. King was selected as a Council in Excellence in Government Fellow and received numerous awards and citations for his work in developing a performance evaluation system for HRSA grant programs and the development of HRSA�s first Balanced Score Card.
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