Dr. Van H. Dunn

Chief Medical Officer
1199SEIU Benefit Funds

Van H. Dunn, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the 1199SEIU Benefit Funds, which provide comprehensive self-insured, self-administered healthcare benefits to more than 400,000 healthcare workers, retirees and their families. As CMO, Dr. Dunn oversees the Funds’ clinical, care management and analytics functions, and is responsible for pursuing health and wellness initiatives and value-based strategies.

Prior to joining the Funds in 2016, Dr. Dunn served as Senior Vice President for Medical and Professional Affairs and CMO at NYC Health + Hospitals, and as CMO for MetroPlus Health Plan. He practiced as a primary care physician for many years before embarking upon a career that shaped public policy at the state and federal levels. He was an attending physician at Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center) and later an assistant dean and assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Dunn also served as Deputy Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and as Senior Health Policy Advisor to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, advancing policy and legislation relating to healthcare reform, health promotion, disease prevention, women’s and minorities’ health, disparities in healthcare and biomedical research, among other critical initiatives.

Dr. Dunn received a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Doctor of Medicine from Cornell University Medical College (now Weill Cornell Medical College) and a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health (now the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health).

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At the Benefit Funds, supporting your health and well-being is our top priority, and answering your questions about the vaccines is an important part of that mission. This webinar will help you stay up to date on the latest information.

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