Seth Serxner is the Chief Health Officer and Senior Vice President of Population Health, Optum Prevention Solutions. He has more than 25 years of experience in health and productivity management and has published more than 40 articles and chapters.
Seth came to Optum from Mercer’s Total Health Management specialty, where he served as partner and senior consultant for nine years. During his tenure there he established himself as a national expert on behavior change, program design and measurement.
He spent a decade each in academia and private industry before becoming a consultant. He was vice president of research at StayWell, where he established the industry-leading market research program for developing and marketing consumer health materials and programs. He has held academic positions with the University of Hawaii Medical School, the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii and the University of California, Irvine.
Seth earned a Master of Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a doctorate from the University of California, Irvine, where his research focused on health promotion and disease prevention in social ecology.
He is a board member, executive committee member and vice president of the C. Everett Koop Health Project. He also sits on the editorial review board of the American Journal of Health Promotion and edits and is a reviewer for peer review journals such as the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Health Affairs.