Jeffrey Levi, PhD, is Professor of Health Management & Policy at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University, where he has taught since 1997. At the end of 2015, he completed a ten-year tenure as Executive Director of the Trust for America’s Health. He also served as chair of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health.


Recent Posts by Jeffrey Levi

Funding For Local Public Health: A Renewed Path For Critical Infrastructure

Public health is the natural and historic bridge between the health care system and the community. But the sad truth is, like other parts of our nation’s infrastructure, it has been chronically underfunded.

Lessons from Ebola: The Infectious Disease Era, And The Need To Prepare, Will Never Be Over

With the wall-to-wall news coverage of Ebola recently, it’s hard for many to distinguish fact from fiction and to really understand the risk the disease poses and how prepared we are to fight it. Fighting infectious diseases requires constant vigilance. Along with Ebola, health officials...

Prevention For A Healthier America

Editor’s note: For more on the state of prevention efforts and the impact of the cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund, see this Health Affairs Blog “Contributing Voices” post by Georges Benjamin and an additional post about a Health Policy Brief on the Fund. The...

Remembering September 11 And Anthrax: Public Health’s Vital Role In National Defense

In 2001, we experienced the unimaginable. In 2011, we know we need to expect the unexpected. Over the past decade, we learned a lot of hard lessons about what it means to be adequately prepared for diseases, disasters and bioterrorism. We’ve made smart, strategic investments, and there’s been a...

The Swine Flu Response

As the first H1N1 or so-called swine flu cases were diagnosed in Mexico, health officials all over the United States leapt into action. This is the test that they have been preparing for. As the disease spread, public health professionals have been actively tracking the cases, working around...