Designated Representative: Jay C. Butler, MD
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), Anchorage, AK Designated Representative: Jay C. Butler, MD
ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing the state and territorial public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia. ASTHO’s members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy and to assuring excellence in state-based public health practice. ASTHO’s mission is to transform public health within states and territories to help our members dramatically improve health and wellness. ASTHO has nominated Dr. Jay C. Butler to serve as the organization’s designated representative on the Advisory Council. Dr. Butler is the Chief Medical Officer for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, and Director of the Division of Public Health in Juneau and Anchorage, Alaska. He maintains board certification in General Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Butler is a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), where is was Governor of the Alaska Chapter from 2005-2009, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA); he is currently the on the Board of Directors at ASTHO and is the 2015-16 ASTHO President-Elect. Prior to his current position, he served as the Senior Director of the Division of Community Health Services and Medical Director for Employee Health and Infection Control at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in Anchorage. He was the Director of the H1N1 Vaccine Task Force at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2010. Dr. Butler has authored and co-authored over 100 scientific papers and medical textbook chapters on infectious diseases and emergency preparedness.