Scott C. Ratzan

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Scott C. Ratzan, MD, MPA, MA, "is Vice President, Government Affairs, Europe, Johnson & Johnson, and Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives. Dr. Ratzan's most recent position was as Senior Technical Adviser in the Bureau of Global Health at the United States Agency for International Development, (USAID), where he developed the global health communication strategy for U.S. funded efforts in 65 countries for the next decade. He also has served on expert committees for the World Health Organization (WHO), American Medical Association (AMA) and Institute of Medicine (IOM), as well as other U.S. government agencies. Following a decade in Boston (1988-1998) in academia as founder and Director of the Emerson-Tufts Program in Health Communication, a joint master's degree program between Emerson College and Tufts University School of Medicine, he moved to Washington focusing on health policy and communication. He continues to maintain faculty appointments at Yale University School of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine and George Washington University Medical Center as well as the College of Europe in Belgium. Dr. Ratzan's has appeared on Good Morning America and Nightline as well as published articles in the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times and in academic journals. His books include the Mad Cow Crisis: Health and the Public Good, Attaining Global Health: Challenges and Opportunities, and AIDS: Effective Health Communication for the 90s. He also has delivered many presentations including the Leiter lecture on Quality Health Communication for the National Library of Medicine and an address on risk communication for the National Cancer Institute that was selected in Vital Speeches of the Day. He received his MD from the University of Southern California; MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; and MA from Emerson College." [1]

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  1. Scott C. Ratzan, eHealth Institute, accessed February 22, 2009.
  2. Advisory Council, European Policy Centre, accessed February 22, 2009.