Executive in Residence: Dr. Paul Zeitz
Posted by Arcadia University on October 1, 2018
Join Arcadia University and the Honors Program as we proudly welcome Dr. Paul Zeitz as our first Executive in Residence. The author of Waging Justice: A Doctor’s Journey to Speak Truth and Be Bold, he is a leader in the global justice and HIV/AIDS advocacy. Dr. Zeitz launched his career as a public health and global development specialist nearly 20 years ago, and has since worked in over 40 developing nations. While living overseas he designed and implemented a number of highly successful large-scale programs in HIV/AIDS, child survival, reproductive health, health systems development, and support for orphans and vulnerable children.
Passionate about human rights, equal opportunity, and justice for all, Dr. Zeitz has been active in strategic political advocacy for human rights and equal opportunity in the USA and around the world. He has worked with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Bono, Alicia Keys and many more to bring the realization of global human rights.
The Executive in Residence Series is a forum to allow guests to hear from people who have taken their passion and skills, and made a life of profound effect by being open to and creating opportunity. Seating is limited, please reserve early.
About Dr. Zeitz:
For the past 15 years, Dr. Zeitz has worked with organizations to influence public policy in the areas of monitoring and accountability, fiscal transparency, expanded U.S. leadership, stronger global response to the HIV/AIDS crisis, global health, universal education, and the elimination of poverty. Dr. Zeitz has served on boards and committees to improve the human rights and opportunities of underserved populations, including the Global AIDS Alliance; Keep A Child Alive; and Global Action for Children. Dr. Zeitz served as a consultant to the UN Special Programme on HIV/AIDS as part of the revitalization of the African Union’s AIDS Watch Africa. He has most recently served as director of the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development at the U.S. Department of State.
Dr. Zeitz has worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service in the Arizona Department of Health Services, Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization, U.S. Agency for International Development, and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in his endeavors to improve the human rights of all people. Dr. Zeitz is currently working to ensure the success of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals in collaboration with Global Development Incubator.
Dr. Zeitz earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in 1988. He completed a Master of Public Health degree, a preventive medicine residency and a global health fellowship at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University between 1989 and 1992. In 2017, Dr. Zeitz was awarded the Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award by Muhlenberg College. In 2018, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa from the PCOM. Dr. Zeitz is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). He and his wife, Dr. Mindi Cohen, have five sons.
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