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Damion Killsback, PharmD, MPH

Damion Killsback, PharmD, MPH is the Acting Director of the Division of Policy and Data for the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Damion brings over 15 years of experience in clinical pharmacy, public health and administration to address health issues concerning access to health care, health promotion and disease prevention, workforce capacity and health disparities, particularly for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.

Prior to joining OMH, Damion served as the Deputy Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Tribal Affairs and Strategic Alliances (OTASA).  In this capacity, he served as the CDC Tribal Advisory Committee’s (TAC) co-executive secretary, where he was responsible for the organization and oversight of biannual CDC TAC meetings as well as tribal consultation. He also served as a national representative for the CDC in engaging, partnering, and collaborating with tribal-serving organizations, federal agencies and private partners on public health concerns and issues that impact Indian Country throughout the U.S.

Before his role with CDC, Damion served as the Indian Health Service (IHS) pharmacist and health professions recruiter, where he was responsible for national recruitment and retention initiatives and strategies for IHS and the liaison and administrative official for the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) medical officer training program.

Damion received his PharmD from the University of Montana located in Missoula, Montana. He earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health from American Public University in Charles Town, West Virginia.

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