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Lisa Kaplowitz is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a position she has held since March, 2010. In this position, Dr. Kaplowitz is responsible for directing and coordinating policy and strategic planning for all components of the Office of the ASPR.
Prior to joining VDH, Dr. Kaplowitz was a faculty member in the Department of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University and Director of the VCU HIV/AIDS Center. She also was Medical Director of Telemedicine and Ambulatory Care for the VCU Health System. She obtained her MD degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She was a health policy fellow with the Institute of Medicine in Washington D.C. in 1996-1997, working in Senator Jay Rockefeller’s Office on health financing and end of life care. Dr. Kaplowitz completed a Masters of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002. In addition to public health and emergency preparedness, she has a strong interest in health policy, health care financing and improving access to health care.
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