Chief Program and Strategy Officer, the de Beaumont Foundation
Brian C. Castrucci, MA, is the Chief Program and Strategy Officer at the de Beaumont Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to strengthen and transform public health in the United States. As Chief Program and Strategy Officer, Castrucci is responsible for identifying and fostering visionary public health projects and contributing to the strategic design and tactical implementation of Foundation initiatives. He has ensured that public health research and practice go hand-in-hand through grants such as the Practical Playbook, the BUILD Health Challenge, the Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey, and the Big Cities Health Coalition.
Castrucci seeks to bring academic rigor to public health practice and a focus on actionable outcomes to public health research. His commitment to improving population health, furthering robust collaboration between public health and primary care, and strengthening public health infrastructure in the United States is informed by a decade of experience working in state and local health departments.
As an award-winning epidemiologist and public health leader, Castrucci has published more than 50 articles in the areas of public health systems and services research, maternal and child health, health promotion, and chronic disease prevention. His recent work has focused on the public health needs of large cities, the need for better data systems, and public health system improvements. He is an editor and contributing author to The Practical Playbook. Public Health. Primary Care. Together published by Oxford University Press in 2015. Castrucci blogs on public health topics at the Huffington Post, where he is committed to advancing an understanding and awareness of public health issues through new media.
Castrucci graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from North Carolina State University and a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University in 2006. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health Leadership at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s the Gillings School of Global Public Health.