BTCD Announces New Healthy Aging Executive Consultant

The Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease is excited to announce that Dr. Babak Michael Nayeri has accepted our offer to serve as Healthy Aging Executive Consultant.

Dr. Nayeri brings a depth of experience in executive management and community leadership in public health services, including strategic business development, innovative health promotion, and disease prevention.  He brings particular expertise in leading multi-disciplinary efforts in the areas of health education, behavioral health, addiction medicine, geriatric care, and a diversity of disparate populations, including veterans, Native Americans, and Alaskan Natives.  Dr. Nayeri is currently serving as the Director of RSIC -Health & Human Services in Nevada.  His previous duties include the U.S. Public Health Service, A.T. Still University, and the Native American Community Health Center.  He holds several degrees, including a B.S. in Clinical Nutrition, M.S. in Criminology, Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (U.K.), residency at HCA/Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and fellowships in osteopathic manipulative medicine, master physician educator, and Federal Executive Leadership Development.

We look forward to bringing Dr. Nayeri’s depth of knowledge and skills to our critical work in developing a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to ensuring that older adults achieve and maintain optimal health.  His successful track record and ability to bridge programs and agencies, combined with his ability to build strong linkages between public and private partners, will be of great service to us all.

Dr. Nayeri will start his new duties in the Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease on, or before, July 2nd, 2012.

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