Claude Jacob, MPH

Claude Jacob, MPH, is the Chief Public Health Officer for the City of Cambridge. In this post, he oversees operations of the Cambridge Public Health Department, including public health planning, regulatory activities, and delivery of public health nursing, school health, community health, emergency preparedness, environmental health, and epidemiology services. Prior to joining the health department in 2007, Mr. Jacob served as Deputy Director for the Office of Health Promotion at the Illinois Department of Public Health. Mr. Jacob currently serves on the board of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, the Boston Advisory Board of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, and the community advisory board of the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center (Harvard Catalyst). He is the past national chair of the Black Caucus of Health Workers of the American Public Health Association. Mr. Jacob has completed the National Public Health Leadership Institute’s training, as well as the W.K. Kellogg Fellowship for Emerging Leadership in Public Health. He has a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.

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