Recognized leader in public health, Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck is one of only a few public health leaders in the country that have led at every level of the governmental public health enterprise: local, state, federal, and global. His career accomplishments include serving as the only county official in New York State to simultaneously lead both the public health and mental health departments. He spent eleven years with the CDC, served as the Country Director for CDC’s office in Guyana, South America, and was actively engaged in two of the largest global health initiatives in history: polio eradication and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
Most recently, Dr. Hasbrouck was the Executive Director for the National Association of County and City Health Officials in Washington, DC. In this role, he led the nation’s only association representing the nearly 3,000 local health departments across the United States responsible for protecting the health and improving the lives of 220 million Americans.
Before that, he was the “Top Doc” for the State of Illinois where he managed the public health agency and supported nearly 100 local health departments that worked to protect the health and improve the lives of the state’s 13 million residents. Included among Hasbrouck’s achievements as the state’s health director are implementing the Affordable Care Act, achieving national accreditation, co-chairing the Ebola Task Force, leading the study to address the trauma desert in Chicago’s south side, and developing statewide blueprints for health workforce expansion and population health-healthcare integration.
Dr. Hasbrouck has served on faculties of medicine and public health at Emory University, Morehouse College, New York Medical College, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a Diplomat with the American Board of Internal Medicine, a former Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the CDC, and Primary Care Health Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Heath Resources and Services Administration. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his governmental and non-governmental work and was recognized as one the “Top Blacks in Healthcare” in 2015 by the Johns Hopkins Center for Disparities Solutions and blackdoctor.org.
Dr. Hasbrouck is a graduate of the University of California-Berkeley, UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, the UCLA School of Medicine (Drew-UCLA Medical Education Program), where he was a Dean’s Scholar, and the New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is the author of “G Street Lion: Stalking a Dream,” a memoir that chronicles his personal story and how he fought long odds, naysayers, and self-doubts to become a dream catcher.