Excellence in Patient Care Award Recipient

Michael Fraser, PhD, CAE, FCPP is the Chief Executive Officer of The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), the national nonprofit organization representing the public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. territories and freely associated states, and Washington D.C. Dr. Fraser will accept this year’s Excellence in Patient Care Award at the NACDS Foundation Dinner.

Dr. Fraser has been advancing ASTHO’s mission as an advocate, voice, and resource for state and territorial public health since August 2016. Prior to joining ASTHO, he served many leadership positions including executive vice president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, CEO of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and deputy executive director of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. He also served in several capacities at the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Faser received his doctorate and master’s degrees in sociology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master of Science in management with a concentration on management, strategy and leadership from the Eli Broad School of Management at Michigan State University.

He was nominated for a 2018 CEO of the Year Award from CEOUpdate Magazine by his colleagues and is currently a collaborating editor and author of a Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Crisis, slated to be published by the Oxford University Press in early 2019. Throughout his 20-year career, Dr. Fraser has been an educator, innovator and distinguished leader in public health.

Dr. Michael Fraser