“Maximus (NYSE:MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced the formation of Maximus Public Health (MPH) to serve as a resource to governments as they respond to COVID-19 and other public health threats. As a leading partner to government in delivering essential health, human services, and other benefit programs, Maximus is assisting federal, state, and local government in the COVID-19 response across the country. These efforts include providing health information and COVID-19 test results through our citizen engagement centers and supporting contact tracing efforts in key states and counties across the nation.”
“MPH guides and supports government public health programs in meeting their public health needs. Led by Andrew Sommers who holds a doctorate in health services research (PhD) and Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH), the team comprises public health clinicians, researchers, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and geospatial analysts.”
“Dr. Sommers is a leading expert in the prevention and control of infectious diseases that can cause epidemics and pandemics like COVID-19. He joins Maximus from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he was a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Health Policy, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). In this role, he managed a portfolio covering epidemiologic investigations into infectious diseases like hepatitis, Zika and Ebola…”
“MPH will collaborate with academic partners, conduct research, and expand partnerships with public health agencies, healthcare providers, data analytics platforms, and industry partners to serve as a resource to government in developing their public health strategies. This collaboration focuses on preparedness and effective response to future health crises. Initially, MPH is supporting efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and toward the purchasing and distribution of vaccines…”
“Five additional public health professionals also joined Maximus to establish the MPH mission and structure…” Read the full press release here.
Source: Maximus Hires Six Prominent Health Experts to Support Government Public Health Programs – September 16, 2020. Maximus.