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Kristy J. Sherrer, MS
Director of Career Services
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Presented by: UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Career Services
"Local government as a laboratory for program and policy development in health."
Mitchell Katz, M.D., Director, Los Angeles County Health Agency
Moderated by Hon. Zev Yaroslavsky
Director of the Los Angeles Initiative; Former Los Angeles County Supervisor
6pm Reception, 7pm presentation
Dr. Mitch Katz is charged with leading the Los Angeles County Health Agency, a newly created agency that combines the Departments of Health Services, Public Health, and Mental Health into a single entity to provide more integrated care and programming within Los Angeles. With a budget of 7 billion dollars, 28,000 employees, and a large number of community partners, the former director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services oversees the second largest public safety net system in the United States.
Before he came to Los Angeles Dr. Katz was the Director and Health Officer of the San Francisco Department of Health. He is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Medical School and a UCLA Luskin Senior Fellow.