Lisa Kaplowitz, MD, MSHA

Lisa Kaplowitz, MD, MSHA

Dr. Lisa Kaplowitz is Public Health Physician and Deputy Health Officer for Arlington County, Virginia, a position she has held since April, 2019.  From 2010-2019, worked within the US Department of Health and Human Services.  She was Senior Medical Advisor within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) (October, 2015-March, 2019) and in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (October, 2015-February, 2018).  From March, 2010-October, 2015 she was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, responsible for directing and coordinating policy and strategic planning for the Office of the ASPR.  Prior to joining DHHS, Dr. Kaplowitz was Director of the Health Department for the City of Alexandria. From 2002 – 2008, she was Deputy Commissioner for Emergency Preparedness and Response (EP&R) in the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), responsible for the development and implementation of Virginia’s public health and medical response to all natural and man-made emergencies.  Dr. Kaplowitz was a faculty member in the Department of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University and Director of the VCU HIV/AIDS Center prior to joining VDH. She obtained her M.D. from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and her Master’s of Science in Health Administration (M.S.H.A.) from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She was a health policy fellow with the Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine) in Washington D.C. in 1996-1997, working in Senator Jay Rockefeller’s Office on health financing and end of life care.