David Hoffman


Dr. David Hoffman

New York, Associate At Large Director

Dr. David Hoffman of Delmar, N.Y., serves as Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives and Government Affairs, and as an Associate Professor of Ethics and Health Policy at Maria College in Albany, N.Y. Additionally, he is a Clinical Professor at the State University of New York at the Albany School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy Management and Behavior, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Albany Medical College Alden March Bioethics Institute. He was formerly the Associate Professor and Director of the Healthcare Management Program at Maria College.

For many years, Dr. Hoffman directed the Bureau of Community Integration and Alzheimers Disease in the Office of Health Insurance Programs at the New York State Department of Health. In this position, he managed all dementia programming, traumatic brain injury education efforts, Money Follows the Person (a home and community rebalancing initiative), Medicaid Long Term Care Home and Community Based Waiver Programs, the Partnership for Long Term Care Insurance Program, and represented the health department on the Geriatric Mental Health Planning Council. Prior to that service, Dr. Hoffman directed the Bureau of Chronic Disease Services where he supervised Cancer Screening and Education, Diabetes Control & Prevention, Healthy Community Programs and other activities.

Dr. Hoffman chairs the Policy Committee of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors. He has served on a number of state and federal advisory groups, including: the National Advisory Council for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Care and Services where he chaired the Committee on Long Term Services and Supports and served on the Committee on Ethics; the Board of ProVention Health Foundation; the National Campaign for Public Health; Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Speakers Bureau; and the National Leadership Group for the Healthy Brain Initiative. In addition to his other credentials, Dr. Hoffman holds a doctorate in Bioethics from Albany Medical College Alden March Bioethics Institute.

His experience has included his role as Senior Advisor at Cornerstone Government Affairs, service as a consultant to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at CDC and the UCONN Health Center, Farmington, Conn. He also has been on the faculty of the National Governor’s Association Health Policy Academies. Dr. Hoffman has publications in the journals Ageing Science Mental Health Studies, and Health Affairs and Preventing Chronic Disease, among others. Dr. Hoffman’s work has been recognized by numerous organizations and he is the recipient of several honors, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Partners in Public Health Improvement Honor Award, the NACDD Award for Outstanding Leadership, and the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York’s Outstanding Community Advocate.

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