Steven M. Teutsch, MD, MPH

Nonresident Senior Fellow at USC Schaeffer Center

Steven M. Teutsch, MD, MPH's Bio

Steven M. Teutsch, M.D., M.P.H., is Senior Fellow at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California.

Until 2014, he was the Chief Science Officer, Los Angeles County Public Health where he continued his work on evidence-based public health and policy. Previously, Dr. Teutsch worked at Merck, where he was responsible for scientific leadership in developing evidence-based clinical management programs, conducting outcomes research studies, and improving outcomes measurement to enhance quality of care. Prior to joining Merck, he was Director of the Division of Prevention Research and Analytic Methods at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he was responsible for assessing the effectiveness, safety, and the cost-effectiveness of disease and injury prevention strategies. Dr. Teutsch has served as a member of the Community Preventive Services Task Force, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Americas Health Information Community Personalized Health Care Workgroup, and the Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Prevention and Practice Workgroup. He chaired the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics Health and Society. He has also served on and has chaired several National Academies panels, Medicare’s Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee, and on several subcommittees of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Healthy People 2020 and 2030. Dr. Teutsch has published over 200 articles and 8 books in a broad range of fields in epidemiology, including parasitic diseases, diabetes, technology assessment, health services research, and surveillance.

He received his undergraduate degree in biochemical sciences at Harvard University, an M.P.H. in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, and his M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1977, the American Board of Preventive Medicine in 1995, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and American College of Preventive Medicine.

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