Governor Scott Walker Appoints Dr. Alan Schwartzstein to the Public Health CouncilThursday, May 22, 2014 - Press Release
Madison – Governor Scott Walker today appointed Dr. Alan Schwartzstein to the Public Health Council. Created in 2003 by Wisconsin Act 186, the Council’s primary function is to advise the Department of Health Services, Governor, Legislature, and the public on the progress of the state’s public health plan, as well as to coordinate a response to public health emergencies. Dr. Schwartzstein succeeds Ms. Deborah J. Miller.
“Dr. Alan Schwartzstein is a dedicated and qualified physician, with more than 25 years of service to Wisconsin,” Governor Walker said. “His extensive professional interest in public health makes Dr. Schwartzstein an ideal candidate for the council, and his many years of involvement on the American Academy of Family Physician’s Commission on Health of the Public and Science, for which he currently serves as chair, demonstrates his willingness to take on a leadership role, as well as his commitment to improving the quality of care offered to the citizens of Wisconsin.”
Dr. Schwartzstein completed a B.S. degree in psychology, magna cum laude, from Tufts University, and received his M.D. degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is also currently in the process of completing his Masters in Public Health from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. In addition to serving on several medical societies and academies, Dr. Schwartzstein has received numerous awards for his dedication to the community, and is one of only three recipients of Dean Clinic’s Community Service Award.