Chief Medical Advisor
Alert initiative since inception. Paul is a national leader in public and population health, health policy, health equity, wellness, and health promotion. Throughout his career Paul has demonstrated excellence and impact in a number of healthcare and public health positions.
Prior to coming to MITRE, Paul served as the Chief Medical Officer for the March of Dimes Foundation between February 2017 and March 2018. Prior to this he served as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Maternal and Child Health and NICU programs. Under his leadership the March of Dimes expanded its mission to include a public health approach including social and structural determinants and improving equity in birth outcomes. He organized and led the MOD National Prematurity Collaborative with over 340 leading health organizations and 600 individual members.
Dr. Jarris served as the Executive Director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), which represents public health agencies in the United States, its territories and freely associated states, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. In this capacity he collaborated across the state, territorial, and federal government health agencies, congress, and the White House on heath policy and public health emergencies such as pandemic influenza and Ebola.
Jarris served as state health commissioner for the Vermont Department of Health with responsibility for public health, mental health, and substance use disorders. While there, he implemented the Vermont Blueprint for Health Chronic Care Initiative, a statewide public-private partnership to improve the health of Vermont residents while reforming the state’s health care system. Jarris also lead the establishment of Vermont’s first inpatient substance abuse treatment program for adolescent and women’s care.
As medical director for Community Health Plan for the Vermont Market, and Kaiser Permanente Northeast Division, and as CEO of Vermont Permanente Medical group from Jarris oversaw medical affairs including quality improvement, resource management, value-based purchasing, and provider relations for 140,000 members. As a board-certified family physician, he worked with Vermont’s underserved populations in a federally qualified health center, inner city school, and homeless shelter for adolescent youth.
Paul is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM