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Anthony Iton - MD, JD, MPH,
is Senior Vice President for Programs & Partnerships at The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation whose mission is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. 

The Programs & Partnerships Department is responsible for the development and execution of The California Endowment’s strategic plan, with input and guidance from the Board of Directors and Executive Team, to help achieve racial equity in health in California. They achieve this through team-based learning, visioning, strategic planning, and strategic grant making.


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McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, B.S. Neurophysiology, 1985 honors



Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, M.D.

Baltimore, MD

Cornell Medical Center/New York Hospital

Yale Health System/Greenwich Hospital, 

Chief Resident

University of California, Berkeley

Boalt Hall School of Law, JD. 




Internal Medicine
Preventive Medicine


California Department of Health Services

Public Health


University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, MPH 


Health Policy and Public Health

November 2009 - Present

Senior Vice President for Programs & Partnerships The California Endowment 

March 2006 - November 2009

Director & Health Officer, Alameda County Public Health Department, California

June 2003 -November 2009

Health Officer, Alameda County Public Health Department, California

January 2000 - June 2003

Director of Health & Social Services, School Medical Advisor, City of Stamford Connecticut

December 1993 - November 1994

Staff Attorney & Health Policy Analyst, Consumers Union, Publisher of Consumer Reports Magazine, West Coast Regional Office


March 2000 - June 2003

Physician, Internal Medicine Staff, Stamford Hospital HIV Clinic, Stamford, CT

June 1991 - September 1996

Primary Care Physician, San Francisco Department of Public Health


West Nile virus serosurvey and assessment of personal prevention efforts in an area with intense epizootic activity

Connecticut, 2000. McCarthy TA, Hadler JL, Julian K, Walsh SJ, Biggerstaff BJ, Hinten SR, Baisley C, Iton A. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2001 Dec;951:307-16.

Serosurveys for West Nile Virus Infection

New York and Connecticut Counties, 2000. MMWR January 26, 2001/ Vol. 50/No. 3.  

A phylogenetic approach to following West Nile virus in Connecticut 

Anderson JF, Vossbrinck CR, Andreadis TG, Iton AB. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Nov 6;98(23):12885-9. Epub 2001 Oct 23.

Characterization of West Nile virus from five species of mosquitoes, nine species of birds, and one mammal 

Anderson JF, Vossbrinck CR, Andreadis TG, Iton AB Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2001 Dec;951:328-31.

Influenza Vaccination: A Collaborative Effort to Improve the Health of the Community

Parry MF, Grant B, Iton A, Parry PD, Baranowsky D. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2004;25:929-932

A Model Curriculum For Public Health Bioterrorism Education

Dembek Z, Iton A, Hansen H. Public Health Rep. 2005 Jan-Feb;120(1):11-8.

Fatal Clostridium sordellii toxic shock syndrome following medical abortions

Fischer M, Bhatnagar J, Guarner J, Reagan S, Hacker JK, Van Meter SH, Poukens V, Whiteman DB, Iton A, Cheung M, Dassey DE, Shieh WJ, Zaki SR. N Engl J Med. 2005 Dec 1;353(22):2352-60.(Awarded the James H. Nakano citation from CDC-NCID for an outstanding scientific paper published in 2005).

Preventing Sexual Exploitation of Children and Teens

Iton A, Oliver MM, Torgensen K. J Law Med Ethics. 2005 Winter;33(4 Suppl):38-9.

Rationing Influenza Vaccine: Legal Strategies and Considerations for Local Health Officials

Iton A. J Public Health Management Practice 2006, 12(4), 349-355.

Osler’s Advice to “Shun Politics” is Outdated

Swift MB, Altman D, Allison G, Iton A, Kears D, Rose T, Harken AH. Surgery 2006 Apr;139(4):466-8. 

Tackling the Root Causes of Health Disparities Through Community Capacity Building

Chapter in Tackling Health Inequities Through Public Health Practice: A Handbook for Action, Chapter 7. pages 115-136. National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2006.

Life and Death From Unnatural Causes: Health and Social Inequity in Alameda County

Alameda County Public Health Department. March 2008.

The Ethics of the Medical Model in Addressing the Root Causes of Health Disparities in Local Public Health Practice

Iton A. J Public Health Management Practice 2008, 14(4), 335-339.

A Time of Opportunity: Local Solutions to Reduce Inequities in Health and Safety

Cohen L, Iton A, Davis RA, Rodriguez S. IOM Roundtable on Health Disparities. May 2009.

The Challenge of Local Public Health Practice in Eliminating Health Disparities: Using GIS As a Toll To Illustrate Health Inequity

The Opportunity Agenda May 2009.

Closing the Loop: Why We Need to Invest—and Reinvest—in Prevention 

Institute of Medicine Discussion paper. September 2014.

An Example of Effecting Change through Community, Movement-Building, and Scaling Up

Institute of Medicine Perspective. Iton A. December 2014.


California Medical License

California Medical Bar, Inactive


CDC Division of Community Health Training/ICF International Keynote August 2013

California Medical Association Foundation Keynote September 2013

Oregon Primary Care Association Keynote September 2013

The Colorado Trust Health Inequities Conference Keynote Address November 2013

Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Population Health Improvement December 2013

UCSF School Of Nursing Keynote Lecture January 2014

California State Assembly Prevention Hearing

Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute Keynote March 2014

CMMI Health Innovations Award Conference Keynote March 2014

New Mexico Public Health Association Annual Meeting Keynote April 2014

UC Berkeley School of Public Health Commencement Address May 2014

Colorado Health Symposium July 2014

Department of Justice COPS Office Keynote August 2014

San Jose State Public Health Commencement Address August 2014

Hawaii Primary Care Assoc./ Watada Lecture Keynote October 2014

University of South Florida Health Disparities Keynote January 2015

Johns Hopkins SPH Symposium on the SDOH April 20, 2015

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