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Peggy A. Honoré, DHA

Peggy A. Honoré is Director of the Public Health System, Finance, and Quality Program in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH). She leads national efforts to establish and implement concepts for quality in the public health system, advance research and competencies in the practice of public health finance, and promote public health systems research. Dr. Honoré organized and moderated the first national conferences on public health systems research and public health finance convened in 2006 and 2007 and developed, as guest editor, two journal publications on public health finance. Her accomplishments in public health quality include coordinating the development of the Consensus Statement on Quality in the Public Health System and the identification of priority areas for improvement of quality in public health for the ASH.

Dr. Honoré has the unique experience of serving in the three distinct fields of private industry, academia, and government (federal and state). Leadership positions held in these fields include serving as a university Vice President of Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Science (Research) Officer at two state health departments, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer over a group of four medical clinics, and senior financial positions with McDonald’s Corporation and Exxon Co USA. In 2006, she worked with the Senate Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and Preparedness on the reauthorization of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act.

Dr. Honoré is the AmeriHealth Mercy-General Russel Honoré Endowed Professor at Louisiana State University School of Public Health in New Orleans. She also holds adjunct academic appointments at the University of Southern Mississippi College of Health, Medical University of South Carolina College of Health Professions, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and George Washington University School of Public Health.

Dr. Honoré earned a Doctorate in Health Administration (DHA) with honors from the Medical University of South Carolina and Master of Health Administration (MHA) from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She holds a BS in Accounting. Dr. Honoré received Professor of the Year Awards at multiple universities and is an honorary member of the Delta Omega Honor Society who recognized her for outstanding contributions in the field of public health. She is a native of New Orleans.