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Ned Calonge, MD, MPH

Ned Calonge, MD, MPH, is the President and CEO of The Colorado Trust. He is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Colorado School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, and an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health. Nationally, he serves as Vice Chair of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Community Preventive Services Task Force. He chairs the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Health’s Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice and serves on the National Academies’ Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity.

In 2016, he participated on two National Academies’ committees, supporting the release of two major publications: Communities in Action, Pathways to Health Equity and An Evidence Framework for Genetic Testing, and in 2017 he co-chaired the Academies’ study committee on reproductive health services, releasing the report The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States. He is currently chairing the Academies study committee on evidence-based public health preparedness.

Dr. Calonge is past Chair of the United States Preventive Services Task Force, past Chair of the CDC’s Evaluating Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention Working Group, past Co-chair of the National Academy of Medicines Genomics in Public Health Action Collaborative, and ongoing consultant for and past member of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children. Dr. Calonge serves as a board member for Delta Dental of Colorado, board chair for Grantmakers in Health and board member for the Colorado Association of Funders.

Prior to coming to The Trust, Dr. Calonge was Chief Medical Officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Dr. Calonge also served as Chief of the Department of Preventive Medicine for the Colorado Permanente Medical Group, where he also practiced as a family physician for 10 years. He is a past President of the Colorado Medical Board, the state physician regulation board. Dr. Calonge received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from The Colorado College; his doctorate in medicine from the University of Colorado; and his master’s in public health from the University of Washington. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2011.

Learn about the health equity issues affecting Coloradans at Collective Colorado, a publication of The Colorado Trust.