Former Commissioner and Chief Medical Officer
Alaska Dept of Health and Social Services
Jay C. Butler, MD, FAAP, MACP, FIDSA is former Commissioner and Chief Medical Officer of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. From February 2017 through November 2018, he also served as incident commander of Governor Bill Walker’s Opioid Crisis Response Cabinet. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Medical School, has completed post-doctoral clinical trainings at Vanderbilt and Emory Universities. He has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific papers and medical textbook chapters on infectious diseases, vaccines, emergency preparedness, and substance misuse. He is an affiliate professor of medicine at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and is host of Line One Your Health Connetion, a weekly live radio call-in program on Alaska Public Media. From 2010 to 2014, Dr. Butler was Senior Director for Community Health Services and infectious diseases clinical consultant at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in Anchorage. Earlier work includes serving as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Arctic Investigations Program, 1998-2005. He was the 2017 President of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. In April 2019, he will become Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases at the CDC.
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Friday, October 4
1:45 PM – 2:10 PM