Randy Schwartz

Randy Schwartz, MSPH


Randy Schwartz is a public health consultant with more than 30 years of experience in health promotion and disease prevention for State Health Departments and voluntary health organizations, with an emphasis on chronic disease prevention and control, cancer control, and community-based health promotion.

Randy was formerly Senior Vice President of Health Systems for Cancer Control for the American Cancer Society. In this position, Randy was responsible for providing leadership in the development, execution, and evaluation of organizational strategy for cancer control and public health system policy and practice initiatives, including state-based systems, hospital systems, primary care systems, and other community-based systems.

Prior to this, Randy served as Vice President of Health Systems for ACS, New England Division, implementing the division’s Program of Work for Cancer Prevention, Cancer Detection and Quality of Life, and Patient Support to reduce the burden of cancer on the communities and citizens in New England.

Randy is a founding Member and Past President of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and a Past President of the Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Health Education.

Randy has participated in numerous national review panels and committees, including the Institute of Medicine Committee to Review and CDC’s Centers for Research and Demonstration of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. He also was a chair member for grant review panels for CDC’s Prevention Research Centers for 15 years and served as a reviewer on numerous NIH and NCI grant review panels.

Randy served as a reviewer for the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and other numerous grant review and advisory panels. Randy authored and coauthored numerous articles on health promotion and chronic disease prevention. He is the founding editor of the journal, Health Promotion Practice, a journal of Society for Public Health Education. Randy has been awarded the Society for Public Health Education’s Distinguished Fellow Award, the Society’s highest honor.

Randy holds a Master of Science in Public Health.

He lives in Manchester, Maine with his wife, Kini Tinkham, a nurse, along with their lab-retriever mix dog, Sadie. They have two adult children, Haley, a graduate with an MPH from Tufts University and a nurse practitioner living in Rhode Island, and Taylor, an epidemiologist with an MPH from Tufts University living in San Francisco.

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