Dr. Howard Koh, professor of the practice of public health leadership and director of the Leading Change Studio at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will receive the Dr. Jim O’Connell Award at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s upcoming Medicine That Matters Gala on May 6.
Dr. Koh is being recognized for his dedication to the health care of homeless and other underserved individuals through research and policymaking. Koh served as the fourteenth Assistant Secretary of Health for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Previously, during his tenure as Massachusetts Commissioner for Public Health, Dr. Koh assembled a city-wide task force to reduce the freezing deaths of Boston’s homeless and to improve service coordination. Read more