John Auerbach is President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting the health of every community and making disease prevention a national priority. Previously, he was the Associate Director for Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), during which time he oversaw the central Policy Office with a focus on the promotion of public health and prevention as components of health care and payment reform and health system transformation. Prior to CDC, Mr. Auerbach was a Distinguished Professor of Practice in Health Sciences and Director of the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice at Northeastern University from 2012 to 2014. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Auerbach was the Commissioner of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Under his leadership, the department developed innovative programs to address racial and ethnic disparities, promote, combat chronic disease, and support the successful implementation of the state’s healthcare reform initiative. Earlier in his career, Mr. Auerbach was the Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission for nine years during which time health equity, emergency preparedness, and tobacco prevention were agency priorities. In addition to Boston’s public health programs, he oversaw its emergency medical, homeless, and substance abuse services. Prior to that Mr. Auerbach worked at the Massachusetts State Health Department for a decade, first as chief of staff and later as an assistant commissioner overseeing the HIV/AIDS Bureau during the early years of the epidemic.