David Satcher
United States

David Satcher is Director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine (SHLI/MSM), which was established in 2006. He is also professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry at MSM. Since returning to the Morehouse School of Medicine, he has served as founding Director of the National Center for Primary Care (NCPC) and as Interim President of the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Prior to 2002, Dr. Satcher served as Director of the CDC, Assistant Secretary for Health, and Surgeon General of the United States, making him only the second person in history to serve simultaneously as Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary for Health. As Surgeon General, Dr. Satcher released the first ever Surgeons General Reports on Mental Health, Oral Health, Sexual Health, and Overweight and Obesity. As Assistant Secretary for Health, he led the development of Healthy People 2010 where the goal of eliminating disparities in health was first articulated and served on the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health.

Dr. Satcher has received over 50 honorary degrees and numerous leadership awards. Additional leadership roles have included, Interim Dean & CEO at King Drew and past President of Meharry Medical College. Dr. Satcher is an avid rower and jogger who promotes the Surgeons General Prescription for personal behavior. He is married to the former Nola Richardson and enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.