Judith Steinberg, MPH, MD
Judith Steinberg is a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Health, and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP). This Office, which is part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, coordinates the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative and the development and implementation of our national strategic plans for HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, vaccines and vector- borne diseases. As the CMO, Dr. Steinberg serves as a senior subject matter expert, providing medical and scientific expert advice and counsel across the broad infectious disease portfolio of the Office. Dr. Steinberg serves on the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices COVID-19 vaccine safety technical subgroup. She also served as the safety CMO for the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Command Center that oversees and steers the COVID 19 deployments of our public health officers.
Prior to joining the OIDP, Dr. Steinberg was the CMO of the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC), part of the Health Resources and Services Administration, which funds and administers the health center program. Dr. Steinberg was an associate professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School and an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She has more than 25 years of experience in primary care and infectious disease, including caring for patients at community health centers and safety net hospitals in Massachusetts. At UMass Medical School, she provided clinical expertise and leadership in the design and implementation of new healthcare delivery and value-based payment models.
Dr. Steinberg earned her medical degree from the University of Texas, and completed a residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, as well as an infectious disease fellowship at Beth Israel/Brigham and Women’s Hospitals in Boston. She was a Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellow in Minority Health Policy and received a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University.