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Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH

Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, is an epidemiologist, public health practitioner, and president and chief executive officer of the de Beaumont Foundation. In just under a decade, Brian helped build de Beaumont into a leading voice in health philanthropy and public health practice by creating national projects that advocate for the health and social policy change, develop cross-sector partnerships, and elevate the state and local public health agency workforce. Brian has formed several multi-funder collaboratives with nearly 20 business and philanthropic partners to align and expand available resources to achieve shared goals.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Brian co-produced a documentary, Outbreak: The First Response, chronicling the first US-based outbreak of COVID in Seattle, Washington. He also focused on message development, testing, and deployment to groups expressing concern about the COVID-19 vaccine through and for the governmental public health workforce through the newly created Public Health Communications Collaborative.

Prior to joining de Beaumont, Brian worked for a decade as an applied epidemiologist and held leadership positions at the Georgia Department of Health, Texas Department of State Health Services, and Philadelphia Department of Health. Applying what he learned in his governmental public health practice, Brian has led the Foundation to the forefront of issues such as integrating primary care and public health, assessing the governmental public health workforce, and prioritizing partnerships and policies as critical to solving our most complex health challenges.

Brian is a sought-after resource on public health issues contributing to articles appearing in The Washington Post, the New York Times, the Associated Press, The Atlantic, and Politico, among others. He also has appeared on CNN, C-SPAN, NPR, Fox News, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, FoxNewsNow, and several local television affiliates.

He regularly shares his unique brand of practice-based thought leadership in editorials appearing in The Washington Post, The Hill, The Baltimore Sun, CNBC, the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, STAT, and Governing. He also has over 90 peer-reviewed publications that have earned more than 2,000 citations along with several book chapters and two edited books.

Brian holds a doctorate in Public Health Leadership from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts degree in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science with the highest distinction from North Carolina State University.

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