Anand Parekh is a BPC senior advisor focused on aging, prevention, and global health. Prior to joining BPC, he completed a decade of service at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As deputy assistant secretary for health from 2008 to 2015, he developed and implemented national initiatives focused on prevention, wellness and care management. Briefly in 2007, he was delegated the authorities of the assistant secretary for health overseeing ten health program offices, the U.S. Public Health Service and Commissioned Corps. Earlier in his HHS career, he played key roles in public health emergency preparedness efforts as special assistant to the science advisor to the secretary.


Parekh is a board-certified internal medicine physician, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and an adjunct assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, where he previously completed his residency training in the Osler Medical Program of the Department of Medicine. He has provided volunteer clinical services for many years at the Holy Cross Hospital Health Center, a clinic for the uninsured in Silver Spring, MD.


A native of Michigan, Parekh is an adjunct professor of health management and policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where he also serves on the dean’s advisory board. He previously served on the board of trustees of the Michigan State Medical Society.


He has spoken widely and written extensively on a variety of health topics such as chronic care management, population health, value in health care, and the need for health and human services integration.


Parekh received a B.A. in political science, an M.D., and an M.P.H. in health management and policy from the University of Michigan. He was selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in 1994.


Recent Posts by Anand Parekh

How The Trump Administration Could Advance Federal Prevention Policy

Prioritizing prevention can and should remain an essential part of the Trump Administration’s health priorities. Addressing the high and growing costs of chronic disease and tackling well-known risk factors must be part of any winning strategy.

Integrating Health Care And Housing To Promote Healthy Aging

By 2030, 74 million Americans will be 65 years of age or more. Ensuring a safe, age-friendly home and utilizing the home as a potential site of care for seniors should be seen as important policy objectives to support care management.

How Community-Based Organizations Can Support Value-Driven Health Care

Community-Based Organizations can improve patient outcomes by activating patients, avoiding both short- and long-term nursing facility stays, and preventing unnecessary hospital admissions.

Provider Opportunities for Population Health Improvement

Significant changes in the health care sector have been set in motion or accelerated by the Affordable Care Act.  For health care providers, much of this activity has focused on improving patient care and lowering costs.  There are also numerous opportunities through the Affordable Care Act for...

New Web Tool Improves Care For Seniors With Multiple Chronic Conditions

More than two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries have multiple chronic conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, and that number is projected to rise significantly in the U.S., given our aging population. The Chronic Conditions Dashboard, recently launched by the Centers for Medicare &...

April 19, 2013Costs and Spending, Medicare, Quality