Edward L. Hunter is a public health and public policy consultant, working with clients and partners on strategy, advocacy, research and evaluation projects.   

From 2015 to 2018, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the de Beaumont Foundation, directing cross-sector partnership, research, data and policy initiatives to strengthen and transform public health in the United States.   

Previously, he served as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Washington Office, where for over a decade he directed CDC’s legislative strategy and was a principal CDC representative to the Congress, the Administration, and public health organizations.  He also served as Associate Director of the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, where he was responsible for strategic planning for some of the nation’s leading health information systems, and for helping policymakers use complex data in policies and programs to improve the population’s health.

He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Arts in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from George Washington University, along with formal training in epidemiology and public health. Mr. Hunter’s work has been recognized numerous times. Most notably, he is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Presidential Rank Award, which honors sustained career excellence.

Mr. Hunter joined AcademyHealth as a senior scholar in December 2018. 

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