Walter Tsou, MD, mPH
CPHI Adjunct Fellow
Title: Adjunct Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, University of Pennsylvania Peleman School of Medicine
Public Health Interests:
Health disparities, public policy, tobacco control
Current Public-Health Related Activities:
Doctor Walter Tsou is a nationally known consultant on public health and health care reform. Currently, he is on the adjunct faculty in the Center for Public Health Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania. He was President of the American Public Health Association in 2005. He served as Health Commissioner of Philadelphia from April 2000 to February 2002. Prior to his appointment, he was the founding Deputy Director for Personal Health Services and Medical Director of the Montgomery County (PA) Health Department from 1991-2000. Before 1991, he was the Clinical Director in the Division of Ambulatory Health Services for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. He has extensive experience in public health and has lectured widely on public health and health disparities.
He is a National Board Advisor for Physicians for a National Health Program and was a founding board member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners. He is Secretary of the Asian American and Pacific Islander American Health Forum. Locally he is on the boards of Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility, Health Care for All Pennsylvania, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and the Edna Kynett Foundation.