Aaron Katz, CPH, is a principal lecturer in the departments of health services and global health at the University of Washington, School of Public Health. He has held numerous academic leadership positions, including a recent role as director of the Global Health Leadership Program. Mr. Katz received the American Public Health Association’s Award for Excellence in 2006 and the Outstanding Teaching Award from the UW School of Public Health in 2004. At the 2011 “State of Reform” Washington Health Policy Conference, Aaron received the Health Reform Leadership Award. Mr. Katz has worked in health policy and planning in Washington state, serving as a health planner, policy and planning consultant, lobbyist, and political adviser. Mr. Katz has directed numerous policy analysis and policy development projects for legislative bodies, state and local public agencies, and private sector clients, including work on health system reform, public health reform, managed care, rural access, HIV/AIDS, workers compensation, long term care, medical economics, and services for people with low incomes. Mr. Katz has collaborated on policy development and advocacy projects with colleagues in various countries in southern Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America as well as Japan. He has served on numerous academic committees and community boards, including his current roles as Board Chairman of the Washington State Budget and Policy Center and Board President of Health Alliance International. Mr. Katz received a bachelor of science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a certificate [master] of public health from the University of Toronto.
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