David Lakey

Vice Chancellor For Health Affairs & Chief Medical Officer
The University of Texas System

David Lakey is Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for The University of Texas System. Prior to this role, he served as Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services from 2007-2015. As Commissioner, he led one of the state’s largest agencies with a staff of 12,000 and an annual budget of $3.3 billion. Currently he serves on the March of Dimes Board of Trustees and the Trust for America’s Health Board of Directors. Dr. Lakey served as president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) in 2011‐2012, and received several national awards including the AMCHP President’s Award, the March of Dimes President’s Public Health Leadership Award, and the Arthur T. McCormack Award.

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