Dr. Anand Parekh is senior advisor at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) focused on aging, prevention, and global health. Prior to joining BPC, he completed a decade of service at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As deputy assistant secretary for health from 2008 to 2015, he developed and implemented national initiatives focused on prevention, wellness and care management. Briefly in 2007, he was delegated the authorities of the assistant secretary for health overseeing ten health program offices, the U.S. Public Health Service and Commissioned Corps. Earlier in his HHS career, he played key roles in public health emergency preparedness efforts as special assistant to the science advisor to the secretary.

Parekh is a board-certified internal medicine physician, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and an adjunct assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, where he previously completed his residency training in the Osler Medical Program of the Department of Medicine. He has provided volunteer clinical services for many years at the Holy Cross Hospital Health Center, a clinic for the uninsured in Silver Spring, MD.

A native of Michigan, Parekh is an adjunct professor of health management and policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where he also serves on the dean’s advisory board. He previously served on the board of trustees of the Michigan State Medical Society.

He has spoken widely and written extensively on a variety of health topics such as chronic care management, population health, value in health care, and the need for health and human services integration.

Parekh received a B.A. in political science, an M.D., and an M.P.H. in health management and policy from the University of Michigan. He was selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in 1994 and joined the Presidential Scholars Foundation Board of Directors in April 2016.