Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, President and CEO

Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH

President and CEO, de Beaumont Foundation

A leader in health philanthropy with a background in epidemiology, Brian Castrucci, DrPH,  spent a decade helping to lead the health departments of Philadelphia, Texas, and Georgia. He brings that hands-on experience to his current role as the head of the largest charitable foundation focused on state and local public health. A fierce advocate for the public health profession, Dr. Castrucci is a sought-after speaker and media source who has been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Atlantic, the Associated Press, Fox News, CBS, National Public Radio, among other media outlets. He can speak on topics including:

  • The need for a national COVID strategy – testing, tracing, vaccination
  • The need to invest in public health and not just healthcare
  • Public health funding – trends and needs, and how funding affects preparedness
  • The intersection of policy and health – sick leave, housing, education, etc.
  • Challenges to the public health field – turnover, lack of resources, recruitment/retention

Recent writing and interviews:


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Chrissie Juliano, MPP, Executive Director, Big Cities Health Coalition

Chrissie Juliano, MPP

Executive Director, Big Cities Health Coalition

Chrissie Juliano, MPP,  leads the Big Cities Health Coalition, a forum for the health leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the nearly 62 million people they serve. Prior to joining BCHC, she was a senior program manager at RESOLVE, where she developed and facilitated collaborative processes and consensus-building projects among a variety of public health stakeholder groups. As part the RESOLVE health team, she managed the Public Health Leadership Forum, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as well as other projects including Too Many Patients, Too Few Resources, which sought to gather community opinion on how to allocate scarce medical resources in a pandemic. Previously, Chrissie worked on stakeholder outreach at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products and in policy development at the Trust for America’s Health.

Ms. Juliano can speak on urban health issues and the challenges cities face, including:

  • COVID-19 response
  • Infectious disease
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Tobacco
  • Opioids
  • Violence
  • Health equity
  • Public health funding/infrastructure

Recent writing and interviews:

Media inquiries and interview requests: Contact Max Mays at


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