Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPH

Dr. Eduardo Sanchez serves as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Prevention and Chief of the Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation for the American Heart Association (AHA).  In addition, he helps to oversee the work of the AHA Center for Workplace Health Research and Evaluation. Prior to joining AHA, he served as Vice President and CMO for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) and before joining BCBSTX, he served as director of the Institute for Health Policy at the University of Texas (UT) School of Public Health from 2006 to 2008.

Dr. Sanchez served as Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services from 2004 to 2006 and Commissioner of the Texas Department of Health from 2001 to 2004. He served as the local public health officer in Austin-Travis County from 1994 to 1998.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Trust for America’s Health, AcademyHealth, and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET). From 2008 to 2012, he served as chair of the Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He is a member of The University of Texas System Health Care Advisory Committee. Dr. Sanchez obtained his M.D. from the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, an M.P.H. from the UT Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, and an M.S. in biomedical engineering from Duke University. He holds a B.S. in biomedical engineering and a B.A. in chemistry from Boston University. Dr. Sanchez is board certified in family medicine.

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