HHS Region 6 - Regional Health Administrator's Biography
Joseph P. Iser, MD, DrPH, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, General Preventive Medicine and Public Health, and Occupational Medicine, with a broad background in primary care, public health, and medical education. He has specific interests in border health, international health, disaster medicine, and infectious diseases, with special interest in hepatitis. He is currently the Regional Health Administrator for Region VI (Dallas), where he provides oversight for emergency preparedness, family planning, women's health, and minority health programs and staff. He also has a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Michigan.
Regional Health Administrator, Region VI, HHS/U.S. Public Health Service. Direct programs related to family planning, emergency preparedness, women's health, and minority health in Region VI. Other priority areas include ethnic health disparities, border health, HIV/AIDS, international health, child health, and emerging/reemerging diseases.
DrPH, University of Michigan
1998 to Current
MSc student at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1992 to 1994
DrPH Pew Fellow at University of Michigan
Internal Medicine Residency, UMKC Affiliated Program, Kansas City, MO
MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine
BA, Anthropology and Sociology, University of Colorado
MD license, State of Missouri, 19 May 1981 (R3B57), active
Licensed Physician, Republic of Palau, 15 September 1995 (#9456), inactive
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, 14 September 1983
Board Certified in Occupational Medicine, 16 January 1995
Board Certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine, 15 January 1996
NOAA Dive Medical Officer, training completed August 1989
US Air Force Flight Surgeon, training completed April 1988
Current Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, Departments of Military and Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, December 1986 to present. Teach emergency medicine, internal medicine, medicine in austere environments, physical diagnosis, preventive medicine, and public health.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Southern California College of Optometry, August 1994 to present. Public health.
Director, Office of Pacific Health and Human Services, Region IX, HHS/U.S. Public Health Service. September 1994 to July 1999. Coordinate work of the various Operating and Staff Divisions of HHS with grant programs in the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Island Jurisdictions.
Hepatitis Program Director, Centers for Disease Control and Health Resources and Services Administration, Region IX. August 1992 to September 1994. Direct clinical, professional, and program issues which impact hepatitis B education, prevention, and immunization activities nationwide.
Associate Bureau Director for Clinical Affairs, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration. May 1990 to August 1992. Coordinate clinical aspects of health services programs, including National Health Service Corps, Community, Migrant, and Homeless Health Center programs.
Assistant Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Military and Emergency Medicine, USUHS. July 1986 to May 1990. See above, academic appointments.
Associate Regional Health Administrator for Clinical Affairs. February 1985 to July 1986. Directed Regional Clinical Team (RCT), health promotion/disease prevention activities, and Division of Federal Employee Occupational Health (DFEOH).
Director, DFEOH, Region VII; Deputy Director, RCT. April 1984 to February 1985. Clinical and administrative director of eleven Health Units, responsibilities above.
Clinician in practice in Kansas City, Missouri. July 1982 to April 1984. Faculty appointment in Department of Internal Medicine, UMKC School of Medicine.
American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine
American College of Preventive Medicine
American Public Health Association
American Medical Association
Commissioned Officers Association
National Medical Association