Wheelock Commencement Speaker Among Top 25
May 06, 2014
BostInno has named Wheelock's 2014 Undergraduate Commencement speaker, Dr. Howard K. Koh, to its list of "25 Famed Commencement Speakers Gracing Boston This Season."
Dr. Koh serves as the 14th Assistant Secretary for Health for the United States Department of Health and Human Services. He is dedicated to the mission of creating better public health systems for prevention and care so that all people can reach their highest attainable standard of health. Dr. Koh has close ties to Boston having served as Commissioner of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1997-2003) and his son, Daniel Arrigg Koh, serves as Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
As Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Koh oversees 12 public health offices, and implements an array of interdisciplinary programs relating to disease prevention, health promotion, the reduction of health disparities, women's and minority health, adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, chronic infections diseases, and health fitness and promotion.