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Public Health Epidemiology Conversations Podcast


Episode #313 Everyone in Public Health Should Know MITRE, With E. Oscar Alleyne, DrPH, MPH

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Our guest is part of a special sponsored series of episodes where listeners will learn about MITRE through conversations with leaders across the organization. Joining us on today’s episode is Dr. E. Oscar Alleyne, the Managing Director of the Public Health Division at MITRE. He is deeply passionate about elevating and improving the health outcomes of communities, as people are the business of public health! In this conversation we hear about the defining moment that rocketed him into the public health sector and his opinion on the bigger public health family. He eloquently explains the principles of MITRE and details the range of services available in his division. He shares how a grasp of public health or epidemiology can greatly impact the effectiveness of his work and leaves listeners who are wanting to pursue a similar career with sound advice. This episode is filled with invaluable perspectives and will interest anyone from students to senior and executive level career professionals, to entrepreneurs, and everyone in between! So be sure to tune in and start listening now.

Meet Dr. E. Oscar Alleyne

Dr. E. Oscar Alleyne is the Managing Director of the Public Health Division for the CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (Health FFRDC) operated by MITRE. There he advanced the strategic priorities for a $60 million-dollar portfolio of programs supporting key Health and Human Services federal organizations. MITRE operates the Health FFRDC for the centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC’s) are public-private partnerships which conduct research and development for the United States Government. He is responsible for senior leadership engagement with CDC, HRSA, ACF (Agency for Children and Families), and OASH (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health), in addition to shaping and leading delivery of work, identifying and building strategic partnerships to develop and provide “whole of government” solutions.

He has an experienced and demonstrated history of working in the local and national public health sector. Skilled in Epidemiology, Health Communication, Population Health Planning and Assessment, Government, Emergency Preparedness, Informatics, Biosurveillance, and Environmental Health. In addition, Dr. Alleyne is a Past President of the Board of Directors for the New York State Public Health Association, the Past President of the Alpha Gamma Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health and the Past Chair of the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association. He also currently serves as a member of the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association and is also a member of the Defense Health Board which is a Federal Advisory Committee to the US Secretary of Defense.

He is a strong community and innovative professional with a Doctor of Public Health focused in Health Policy and Management from New York Medical College and a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health, Toxicology and Epidemiology from the University at Albany.

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Conversation Highlights

  • An in-depth introduction and biography of our first-ever repeat guest, Dr. E. Oscar Alleyne

  • His career journey from the start to where he is now

  • The defining moment that solidified his path in Public Health

  • Thoughts on his most memorable experiences working in Public Health

  • Experiential versus classically trained and his opinion on the bigger public health family

  • Dr. Alleyne elucidates on the fundamental principles of MITRE and his role there.

  • A detailed explanation of the products, programs, and services available in his division at MITRE

  • The different categories of clients they aim to target or engage with at MITRE

  • A MITRE public health success story: the unaccompanied minors’ project

  • How public health is a full team sport and ultimately about people

  • How a grasp of public health or epidemiology enhances his ability to effectively serve his clients and the communities he works with

  • A nugget of advice from Dr. Alleyne for individuals aspiring to embark on a similar career path

“Public health is a full team sport, we are full-contact! We are all about everyone having a role to play and recognizing those voices can be leveraged and those voices can be amplified and at the end of the day our business is about people.” — Dr. E. Oscar Alleyne

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