Chief Program Officer, Health Security
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
James S. Blumenstock holds the position of Chief Program Officer for Health Security for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). His portfolio includes the state public health practice program areas of infectious and emerging diseases, immunization, environmental health, and public health preparedness. Mr. Blumenstock received his BS in Environmental Science from Rutgers University in 1973 and a MS in Health Sciences Administration from Jersey City State College in 1977.
Prior to his arrival at ASTHO in 2005, Mr. Blumenstock was the Deputy Commissioner of Health for the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services where he retired after almost 32 years of career public health service. In this capacity, he had executive oversight responsibilities for a department branch of over 650 staff, an operating budget of approximately $125 million, which was comprised of the Division of Public Health and Environmental Laboratories; Division of Epidemiology, Occupational and Environmental Health; Division of Local Health Practice and Regional Systems Development; Division of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response, and the Office of Animal Welfare. During his tenure, he also represented the Department on a number of boards, councils and commissions including the New Jersey Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT